Albany to consider requiring all backseat passengers to wear seat belts
Safety advocates want to make it mandatory for all back-seat passengers to wear a seat belt.
New York state does not currently require rear-seat passengers over the age of 16 to buckle up. There are 17 states that have laws requiring all passengers to wear seat belts.
Driving safety experts say the law needs to be changed and are pushing a bill in Albany to require seat belt use by everyone.