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Child Passenger Restraint Law

Traffic Safety
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner

 

 William Johnson, Administrator

 

NEW YORK STATE’S CHILD RESTRAINT LAW
Child Passenger Restraints Are Not An Option, They Are The Law!
(Effective November 24, 2009)

 

All children must be restrained in an appropriate child restraint system until they reach their 8th birthday, while riding in a motor vehicle.

An appropriate child restraint system is one that meets the child’s size and weight reccommended by the manufacturer.

The safety belt in your vehicle is not designed for children. A booster seat raises your child up so that the safety belt fits your child correctly and provides the proper protection.

Click on the following link to download the Child Passenger Restraint Law Poster/Bookmark (.pdf).

For more information: http://www.safeny.ny.gov/.

 


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