Children younger than 2 will be required to ride in a rear-facing car seat.
"By ensuring that children under the age of 2 are restrained in a rear-facing car seat, we can limit the effects a car accident may have on their head and neck and increasing their safety as a whole," said Senator Joseph Robach, R-Greece, in a statement.
While it is much safer for young children to ride in a rear-facing car seat, children who exceed the height and weight requirements of the car seat—even before age 2—can be turned around in a forward-facing car seat.
As parents, keeping our kids safe in the car is a top priority. You can learn more about the new car seat law here and should plan accordingly and read car seat instructions fully so your family is safe today and prepared when the new car seat law goes into effect on Nov. 1, 2019.
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