While New York City is one of the most elevator-density places in the world, the laws of New York to protect workers from accidents are weak. However, this is bound to change thanks to the new Legislation on the Safety of Elevators, signed by Andrew Cuomo. The Elevator Safety Act has been developed to pave the way for safer elevators from the original design through years of use. However, it won’t go into effect until January 2022 due to a deal struck with state legislators.
On November 1, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that requires all passengers in a motor vehicle to wear their seatbelt. Before the recent changes, New York state law only required the driver and the front-seat passenger to wear their seatbelts. What are the penalties? The penalties for not wearing a seatbelt in the backseat vary. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure that all passengers under the age of 16 are wearing a seatbelt. If there are any passengers un