New York State has passed legislation that would require seatbelts to be worn in back seats of vehicles.
Current law requires passengers 16 years of age or older to wear a seat belt if they are in the front seat, but not in the rear of the vehicle.
This bill would require passengers to buckle up regardless of where they are inside the vehicle.
Assembly already passed the legislation, so now that it has been green-lit by Senate – the measure will go before Governor Andrew Cuomo to be signed.
New York is joining the 27 states and the District of Columbia that have already instituted laws requiring seat belts for passengers in the backseat of a vehicle.