Four Things You Need To Know About New York’s New Car Seat Law
A new law go into effect November 1st, that affect parents who drive with young children in their car. Some are common sense. Some you might not think of. But starting November 1st, it's the law.
- Children under the age of two must be in a rear-facing car seat.
- Any child under the age of four who weighs more than 40 pounds can use a booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt.
- Kids aged four to seven have to be restrained with booster seat with lap and shoulder belt.
- All children under the age of 16 must wear seat belts.
Current laws state all children under the age of four must ride in a child safety seat, then in child restraint systems until their eight birthday.