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According to statistics compiled by the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR), more than 18,500 were involved in a car accident in New York in 2010 while not using a safety restraint. Of this number, nearly 40% were injured in some way. Auto accidents are always stressful, but it is even more difficult knowing that injuries could have been avoided if everyone had been wearing a seatbelt. In order to lower the number of injuries caused by such negligence, the state of New York has made it illegal to operate or ride in most vehicles without wearing a seatbelt.
Specific laws regarding this issue are found in N.Y. VTL §1229-C. The penalties for violation of these laws vary depending on the age of the person who was not wearing their seatbelt. Child restraint violations will result in up to a $100 fine and 3 points added to your driving record for a first offense. These violations are as follows:
Adult seatbelt violations will result in a $50 maximum fine for a first offense. Such violations are as follows:
If you have received a ticket for a seatbelt violation, don't hesitate to hire a NYC traffic ticket lawyer immediately. At Gannes & Musico, LLP, we have more than 17 years of collective experience in New York traffic law defense. With our assistance, you could fight your ticket an avoid fines or points on your record!
Our legal team has represented clients in thousands of traffic violation cases. From moving violations to driving without a license, we have the training and skill to build a strong defense and fight on your behalf. As experienced trial lawyers, both Margo Gannes and Philip Musico have extensive understanding of the New York court systems and procedures and will stop at nothing to defend you from harsh penalties.
Gannes & Musico, LLP could provide you with quality counsel and aggressive defense no matter what kind of traffic ticket you have received. For a free initial consultation with our firm, fill out our free online evaluation form or call us at 877-803-2603. Our team could fight for you!