"Buckle Up New York"

Buckle Up New York

ELMIRA (WENY)---New York State Police are buckling down on seat belt usage.

State police are launching a a two-week crackdown on seatbelts today as part of the "Buckle Up New York Campaign"

Governor Cuomo is behind the 14-day campaign.

Under New York Law, all people in the front seats have to wear seatbelts.

Children under age 16 must always wear a seatbelt and kids under 8 year of age but be in the appropriate child restraint system.

Drivers can get points on their license and pay a fine of up to $100 for each passenger under 16 not wearing a seatbelt.

Front-seat passengers over age 16 can be fined $50 if they're caught without a seatbelt.

The campaign runs until June third.