Child Passenger Safety Week 2021

by William Mattar | September 17th, 2021

Infant in rear facing car seat

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHSTA) 2021 Child Passenger Safety Week runs from September 19th through 25th. Their goal is to be sure children are in the proper car seat and that it is properly installed.  Additionally, Saturday, September 25, 2021 is National Seat Check Saturday. You can find links to many child passenger seat checks throughout New York State, here:

Fitting stations are a valued resource in our communities for promoting child passenger safety.

New York Child Passenger Safety

On November 1, 2019, the rules governing child passenger safety in New York State changed.  According to The New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) :

  • Infants and toddlers must be in rear-facing seating until they are at least 2 years old
  • All children under the age of 13 years old should ride in the back seat
  • All passengers 16 and older must also be retrained by a seat belt

Child Passenger safety is not only important for babies and toddlers. The New York State Department of Health answers their most frequently asked questions about child passenger safety for children ages 5-9 years old on their website. It’s a great resource for finding information on which type of car seat your child should be in and how their seatbelt should be positioned.

Additional Information About Child Passenger Safety in New York

If you are still in need of additional information regarding steps to keep your child passengers safe, the following links provide critical information regarding child passenger safety:

Have Your or a Child Passenger Been Hurt in a Car Accident?

If you or your loved one have been injured in a car accident, call William Mattar law offices. William Mattar is New York State’s largest motor vehicle accident firm, and our car accident attorneys have the experience to handle your bodily injury claim. Contact us today for a free consultation. Call 844-444-4444.