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Seatbelt Violation Attorney in New York City

Accidents Involving Lack of Seatbelt Use

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.

New York Safety Restraint Laws

Specific laws regarding this issue are found in N.Y. VTL §1229-C. The penalties for a 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:

  • Not using a child restraint for a child age three or under or weighing less than 40 pounds
  • Using an adult restraint for any child age 7 or younger, unless no lap/shoulder belt is available

Adult seatbelt violations will result in a $50 maximum fine for a first offense. Such violations are as follows:

  • Anyone under 16 riding in the back seat without a restraint
  • Anyone age 16 or older riding in the back seat without a restraint where one is available
  • Anyone riding in the front seat without a restraint
  • Any driver riding without a restraint

Ticketed for a seatbelt violation? We can help!

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 20 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!

Consult with a New York Traffic Ticket Lawyer Today!

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 is ready to 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, contact us online call us at (877) 803-2603. Our team could fight for you!

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