- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York branch of the auto club AAA says the state’s outdated car seat laws are putting children at risk.

WCBS-TV in New York City reports (https://cbsloc.al/2qWJ5Vv ) infant car seats are still widely used and are required for children under age 4, but state law doesn’t distinguish between forward-facing seats and rear-facing seats. A New York AAA spokesman says children should remain in a rear-facing seat until they are at least 2 years old.

Republican state Sen. Joseph Robach of Rochester and Democratic Assemblywoman Sandy Galef of Westchester have introduced legislation that would require children younger than 2 to be placed into rear-facing seats, until they’ve exceeded height and weight limits set by the manufacturer.

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