The state is launching a two-week Buckle Up New York effort as part of the larger national Click It or Ticket initiative. Nearly a dozen other states are also taking part in the effort.
Police will be setting up checkpoints at state parks and beaches starting this weekend as part of the “Buckle Up New York Summer Parks Initiative” which runs from July 13 through July 28.
With a holiday weekend approaching, New York is cracking down on drivers and passengers who don’t strap in.
Town supervisor Paul Feiner says there could be millions of dollars worth of unpaid tickets out there.
The statewide crack down on motorists who don’t use seat belts is set to begin on Monday and continue through next week’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
General Motors said it was recalling the sedans because the seat belts may fail to restrain people in the front seats during a crash.
New Jersey state highway safety officials say the survey showed front seat belt usage has increased to a record 93.73 percent, an increase of slightly more than 1 percent over last year.