New rear-facing car seat law takes effect in NY
New York's new car seat law went into effect Friday.
All children under the age of 2 years old must use a rear-facing car seat.
If a child outgrows their infant seat before the age of 2, experts recommend an all-in-one seat with higher rear-facing height and weight limits.
This new law is meant to provide special protection and increased safety for children. It was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo two years ago.
The delay in the law taking effect aimed to give parents and drivers time to learn about the law and make their car seat purchases accordingly.
Experts recommend keeping children in rear-facing seats as long as possible.