Unbelted back seat passengers involved in severe crashes are four times more likely to be killed as belted back seat passengers. DOT will advocate for a requirement that adult passengers riding in the back seat of private cars use seatbelts.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
DOT will pursue legislation to mandate rear seat seatbelt use.
DOT continues to advocate for this legislation in Albany and at the City Council.