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Should New York State enact a law requiring seat belts on intercity buses?

John B. Delaney

Should New York State enact a law requiring seat belts on intercity buses?

a study of the safety issues and federal constitutionality, with recommendations.

by John B. Delaney

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Published by New York State Senate Transportation Committee in [Albany?] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (State)
    • Subjects:
    • Buses -- Seat belts -- Law and legislation -- New York (State)

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsTelovsky, William J., New York (State). Legislature. Senate. Committee on Transportation., New York (State). Legislature. Legislative Commission on Critical Transportation Choices.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFN5482 .D45 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination82 p. ;
      Number of Pages82
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1049073M
      LC Control Number93621930

      Since , many states have considered and enacted laws requiring the use of safety belts. New York was the first state to enact such a law. New York's law actually was passed before the ruling by the Secretary of Transportation. Two other states--Illinois and New Jersey--adopted mandatory.   New York State's seat belt law requires the driver and front-seat passengers, as well as back-seat passengers 10 years old and younger, to wear seat belts, but the law .

      California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Texas require school bus seat belts. California. California law requires three-point seat belts on (1) school buses manufactured on and after July 1, that carry more than 16 passengers and (2) all other school buses manufactured on and after July 1, Having an acceptable seat belt use law may also qualify a state for certain federal incentive grants. New York was the first state to pass such a law in New Jersey and Illinois followed in Connecticut passed a mandatory seat belt use law later in as PA (CGS § a).

        What has been considered politically impossible for nearly two decades occurred in just a few days at the New York state legislature. A mandatory seat belt use law was passed, effective December 1, The precipitating event was the failure of legislation in May to enact a minimum 21 year old drinking age.   New York – under Governor Mario Cuomo – was the first state to enact seatbelt laws in New York is a primary enforcement state, which means a law enforcement officer can stop a vehicle and issue a traffic ticket for failure to wear a seat belt without observing another violation. Failure to wear a seat belt carries a fine of up to $


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Should New York State enact a law requiring seat belts on intercity buses? by John B. Delaney Download PDF EPUB FB2

This law has since been modified to require three-point seat belts in outboard-seating positions, and finally three-point seat belts in all seating positions.

Initially, seat belt use was voluntary. New York was the first state to pass a law which required vehicle occupants to wear seat belts, a law that came into effect on December 1,   According to the governor's office, Inunder Gov.

Mario Cuomo, New York became the first state to pass a mandatory seat belt law and in the same year, according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, approximately 16% of individuals wore seat belts. By24 years after the law was enacted, the compliance rate was up to 89%.Author: WROC Staff.

New York state. InNew York became the first state to require the use of seat belts by law. The law stated that the driver, as well as all front-seat passengers, must wear a seat belt at all times. As for rear-seat passengers, by law only those under age 10 were required to wear seat belts.

This type of law, in which the seating position. Secondary seat belt laws state that law enforcement officers may issue a ticket for not wearing a seat belt only when there is another citable traffic infraction. 35 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have primary seat belt laws for front seat.

InNew York became the first state in the nation to require drivers and all front-seat passengers wear a seat belt, a law enacted under Cuomo’s father.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the last few hours of the session, New York state may pass a law that would require all passengers to buckle up in the back seat of cars. A bill to make belt. What is the seat belt law in New York State. New York State law requires all front seat passengers to wear seat belts.

Children under the age of 16 must wear seat belts when they are in the front seat or the back seat. Children under the age of four must ride in safety seats. Seat belt use is not required in taxis or livery vehicles, emergency vehicles, or older vehicles, or by passengers in buses other than school buses (seat belt use may be required by the school district).

Rural letter Carriers are also exempt while they are delivering mail. New York Gov. Mario Cuomo signed into law a bill that requires all front-seat auto occupants to wear seat belts or face a $50 fine. The law takes effect Jan. 1,   Back in the ’90s, when some states were beginning to establish primary seat belt laws, the states with those laws had compliance rates 12 points higher than states with secondary seat belt laws.

Footnotes. Footnote 1 This state assesses points for violations. Footnote 2 In California, children weighing more than 40 pounds may be belted without a booster seat if they are seated in the rear seat of a vehicle with only lap belts.

The California rear seat requirement does not apply if there is no rear seat; the rear seats are side-facing jump seats; the rear seats are rear-facing seats. Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a law that would require passengers in the back seat of a motor vehicle to wear a seatbelt no matter their age.

It would be included in the upcoming state budget. Passengers over the age of 16 riding in the back seat are not required to wear seat belts. The Taxi and Limousine Commission notes that 65% of passengers injured in cab crashes were not wearing seat belts.

The new law goes into effect in November Violators will face tickets of up to $ for each violation. ALBANY — New York State is poised to join 19 other states in requiring safety belt use in the rear seat of automobiles, which long has been thought to be the safest place for riders in crashes.

They cite the experience in New York, where the nation's first law requiring seat belt use took effect Jan. Samplings cited by Federal officials indicate that 70 percent of front-seat. ALBANY - Everyone riding in a vehicle in New York state might have to start wearing a seat belt. As part of his state budget plan, Gov.

Andrew Cuomo wants seat belt laws. Seat belt laws can vary from state to state, but there are some standard rules. Each state has its own laws that address seat belt requirements and rules for children and the types of seats they use.

Adults should always be buckled in a seat belt for their own safety. Below are state seat belt laws for adults for each state, the type (primary or secondary), its required use (driver, front seats, back seats), the monetary fine for a 1st offenses, and in the last column, the number of people who died in a car crash in who were not wearing their seat belt.

Inwhen New York became the first state to impose a seat belt law, motorists complained that the law diminished their freedoms and others argued that they actually made them less safe.

Now years later, most people readily embrace wearing seat belt laws. In fact, it is surprisingly to me that some people fail to wear them.

And they did. 1 A decade later New York became the first state to require seat belt use. 6 Of course requiring is not the same as enforcing. In fact, a study in showed that just one in 10 Americans were buckling up. Where are we today. All states but New Hampshire have seat belt front air bags have been required since.

The laws are already in effect in four states (Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York). Three types of seat belt bills introduced or enacted by states deal with automobile occupants: (1) those requiring use by all occupants (Figure 1); (2) those requiring use by front-seat occupants (Figure 2); and (3) those requiring use by occupants.In the state of New York, driver and front seat passengers must always wear a seat belt.

Passengers under the age of 16 must wear seatbelts even when in back seats. Children over 4 and under 8 years old must use booster seats with lap and shoulder belts, or a child safety seat.New York State law requires all front seat passengers to wear seat belts.

Children under the age of 16 must wear seat belts when they are in the front seat or the back seat. Children under the age of four must ride in safety seats. New York has had at least some incarnation of the seat belt defense since at leastwith the seminal case of.