NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner David J. Swarts recently announced that the state will be strictly enforcing its seat belt traffic laws from May 24, 2010 through June 6, 2010.
Swarts said that the “Buckle Up New York Click It or Ticket” enforcement mobilization is a simple yet effective way for motorists and passengers can reduce the chances of being killed or injured in a crash.
The Memorial Day holiday weekend was likely chosen for this initiative because, last, year, car accidents in New York results in 5 fatalities and over 250 injuries.
In New York, failure of an adult to wear a seat belt does not carry any points but does have roughly a $150 fine. On the other hand, a traffic ticket for failure of a child to wear a restraining device carries 3 points ticket plus a fine.
Please drive safely and always wear your seat belt.