Alabama Department of Public Health says that driving in Alabama means there is a 54.1% chance that you’ll encounter a car accident in your lifetime. If it happens when you’re driving with a child passenger, a car seat is the most effective way to reduce serious injuries.
New York Infant/Toddler Car Seat Law
It is stated in New York law that all infants and toddlers travel in the rear-facing car seat until they reach the upper limit of the seat. It is also recommended that infants travel in infant-only seats.
New York Rear-facing Car Seat Law
When children outgrow their infant seats(usually by 2nd birthday) they should travel by larger rear-facing car seats.
New York Forward-facing Car Seat Law
According to the law, children between the age of 2 to 4 and under the weight limit of 40 pounds should be secured in a forward-facing car seat. The seat manual is a resource to get instructions regarding height and weight limit.
Child Booster Seat Laws in New York
When your child is between 4 to 8 and not taller than 4 feet 9 inch, you should booster seat for their security. A booster seat can be used as long as until your child is 12 or 13.
When Can My Child Sit in the Front Seat in New York?
There is no law about the front seat usage for children in New York. The AAP recommends that children under the age of 12 travel in the back seat. After that age, car’s seat belt starts are fit properly and securely. Your child can sit in the front seat after that.
Leaving Child in Car Law in New York
New York has proposed a bill to make leaving children unattended in cars illegal, but so far there is no law regarding that.
Is it Illegal to Smoke in a Car with a Child in New York?
Bill S3155A makes it illegal to smoke in a car with a child passenger.
Taxi Car Seat Law in New York
All taxis are required to follow child restraint laws in New York.
Places to Get Car Seat Help in New York State
Here are some resources that can help you with the car seat inspection and provide you further help.
Good Car Seat Videos for New Yorker Parents
It's time we all get it right
Why Use Car Seats
Infant car seat installation
Rear-Facing Seat with a Seat Belt
Rear-Facing Convertible with Seat Belt
How to Install a Car Seat
How to secure your car seat
Installing a Car Seat Properly
Use Car Seats and Avoid Regret
Using a Backless Booster Seat
When a Child Can Move Out of a Booster Seat
Child Passenger Safety - 5 Step Test
Counterfeit Car Seats
Resources for More Info on Car Seat Safety in New York
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