ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Toddlers must now be placed in rear-facing car seats under a new law in New York.
The law came into force in early November. State officials say New York must ensure that young children are protected in the event of a crash or sudden stop.
The Act applies to all children under the age of two.
State officials' advice against buying used child safety seats that may have expired or missing parts.
Drivers should also have car seats checked at safety or local fitting arrangements to ensure that children are restrained in cars.