Child Passenger Safety Laws: New York

Child Restraint Required

Under 2 yrs (or until outgrows the top height or weight recommendations) in rear-facing child restraint (eff. 11/01/2019)

3 yrs or under unless over 40 lbs and no lap/shoulder belt available

4-7 yrs unless no lap/shoulder belt available

Adult Safety Belt Permissible

8-15 yrs or over 40 lbs

4-7 yrs if no lap/shoulder belt available

Maximum Fine for 1st Offense

$100 + points

State