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Mandate rear seat seatbelt use

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)


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DOT will pursue legislation to mandate rear seat seatbelt use.

In Progress

DOT continues to advocate for this legislation in Albany and at the City Council.

Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)


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