As of November 1, 2019, New York State law requires all children under the age of 2 to ride in a rear-facing car seat. Riding rear-facing is safest for children under age 2 because it better protects the child’s neck and spine. In the event of a crash, we want to lessen the risk of serious injury to the neck and back.
For the full press release, please click here. You may also call the Madison County Health Department at 315-366-2361 with any questions about child passenger safety.