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New state law makes it illegal to sell used cars without working airbags

A new state law will require all used cars sold in New York to have functioning airbags.

Previously, used car dealers could sell cars that did not have functioning airbags. Now though, the new law signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul, all dealers will need to ensure that working airbags are inside every vehicle.


The state legislature passed the bill over the summer.

The law itself takes effect in 90 days. Essentially once 2022 begins, cars will not be able to be sold without functioning airbags in New York.

“It’s crucial that drivers have the protection of an airbag in case tragedy strikes, which is why this new legislation is so important,” Hochul said in a statement. “I’m honored to sign this bill into law in memory of Anthony Amoros and grateful to his family for their advocacy to honor his memory.”



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