Alert: On-Going Seat Belt Enforcement

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.

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  • m.embree.smith
    May 28, 2012 10:51 am

    “Seat belt use is not required in taxis or livery vehicles”

    what empirical evidence supports the facts that you may be “safe” in a Taxi, but not in your own Auto ..??

    • m.embree.smith,

      That quote explains the seat belt law in New York. It was not meant to suggest that passengers in a livery vehicle should not wear seat belts or do not need to wear them. I encourage everyone to wear seat belts in any moving vehicle.

      Matthew Weiss


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