State Police ‘Buckle-Up’ Campaign On In Central New York
"Click it or Ticket" is going on now here in Central New York. State police have teamed-up with local cops for seat belt and child safety seat checks. The campaign is running through June 4th. State police are supplementing their regular patrols with special seat belt and child safety seat details. According to nyspnews.com, the law requires:
- All front seat occupants to be wearing seat belts, regardless of age.
- All rear seat passengers under 16 to be properly secured.
- Children up to the age of 4 to be properly restrained in a federally approved child safety seat that is attached to the vehicle by a seat belt or LATCH system.
- Children less than age 4 but weighing more than 40 pounds be restrained in a booster seat with a lap/shoulder safety belt.
- Children ages 4, 5, 6 and 7 must be properly secured in a child restraint system that meets the height and weight recommendations of the manufacturer.
The National Highway Traffic Administration estimates that seat belts saved at least 443 lives here in New York State in 2015.