Cuomo Wants Seat Belts Required Cuomo Wants Seat Belts Required

Albany, N.Y. (NCC News)- Governor Cuomo’s 2020 budget includes a proposal to require all vehicle passengers to wear seat belts.

The law currently allows passengers over 16 years old to go without in the back seat.

New York was the first state to require front seat passengers to wear seat belts back in 1984, but 27 states have since required everyone in the car to wear their seat belt, regardless of seat or age.

AAA says back seat passengers who are not wearing their seat belts are three times more likely to die in a car crash, and eight times more likely to be hurt.

They are pushing the state to pass the law.

The final version of the budget is due by April.

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