Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that now makes it a law to have your child in a rear-facing car seat if he or she is under a certain age.

When the new law takes effect on November 1, 2019, children under the age of two years will be required to be in a rear-facing car seat.

Before this legislation, there was no mandatory age for rear-facing car seats.

Governor Cuomo and other state officials are mirroring a similar law that is in place in California, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

This legislation points to the fact that traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for children and statistics show that rear-facing safety seats can prevent injuries and death.

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