Buckle Your Belt Program


We have our 2018 CONTEST WINNER!

Congratulations to Shawn Roach of Rochester! As our Grand Prize Winner, Shawn will be taking his family to a resort vacation courtesy of the William Mattar Buckle Your Belt Contest! The waterfront destination of Fern Resort in Orillia, Ontario, Canada will be a great time for your family to enjoy fun activities and take a break from the daily grind!

We want to remind everyone that by making the pledge to wear your seat belt every time you travel in a vehicle, you are ALREADY a winner! Staying safe is important and buckling your belt is one way to try and stay safe. Thank you to all of our entrants, and be sure to follow us all year for more contests, giveaways, community campaigns, and important safety info.


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.