Buckle Your Belt Program


Spring 2018 Buckle Your Belt Contest

Wearing a seatbelt can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why our law firm has the William Mattar Buckle Your Belt program. This program encourages drivers and passengers to buckle up and stay safe on the road. If you agree to wear your seatbelt every time you get in a motor vehicle, you can enter the drawing below to win a FREE trip for 4 to Fern Resort in Ontario, Canada! At Fern Resort, you can enjoy water sports, rock climbing, bike riding, and more.

We will be accepting submissions for this contest between April 1, 2018 and April 30, 2018. A random drawing will be held on or about May 1, 2018, with prize notification and pick up in May 2018.

Contest Rules: You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Those under 18 must have approval from their legal guardian/parent. Registrants must be residents of New York State, and may only enter once. Employees of William Mattar, P.C., and their family members are not eligible. One entry per person, please. Only one winner per household. A random drawing will be held on or about May 1, 2018, with prize notification and pick up in May 2018. For complete terms, conditions, and eligibility, click here. Registration is free. No purchase necessary.

Did you take the pledge? Be sure to post a photo of you and your family on our Facebook page!

Why We Want you to Buckle Up

If you aren’t wearing a seatbelt during a motor vehicle accident, the chance of serious injury may increase. Seatbelts can help prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected from vehicles or thrown into the dashboards, windows, and windshields.

By buckling your seatbelt, it may significantly lower the risk of getting hurt in an accident. Here are several seatbelt safety tips to remember:

  • Always wear your seatbelt—no matter what the road conditions are or how far you are traveling.
  • Inspect your seatbelts regularly for wear and tear.
  • Seatbelts are made to restrain only one person each—don’t try to “double-up.”
  • Seatbelts are only effective when worn as intended.

So, please, buckle your belt. It can help save your life!

New York State Child Safety Restraint Law

New York State law requires all children under age four to be secured in a car seat and all children who have not reached their eighth birthday to be in a child restraint system. The type of car seat or restraint system required varies according to the child’s age and size. For guidelines on choosing the correct system for your child, as well as advice on installation and a list of permanent child safety seat fitting stations in the state, please visit the New York State DMV website.