Starting today and running through June 6th, police in New York (and throughout the country) will be heavily enforcing the seat belt laws.
“Click It or Ticket” is a national program that is organized annually around Memorial Day Weekend, and is aimed at the 45 million Americans who don’t buckle up.
In New York, the drivers and front-seat passengers must wear seat belts. In the back seat, passengers under age 16 must wear seat belts. An adult seat belt ticket carries 0 points and roughly a $150 fine, while a child seat belt ticket carries 3 points and roughly a similar fine.
Seat belt use is not required in taxis or livery vehicles, emergency vehicles or by passengers in buses other than school buses.
Motorists and all front-seat passengers should wear their seat belts to avoid receiving tickets, and more importantly for their safety.