Governor Kathy Hochul signed a invoice Sunday banning used car dealers from selling vehicles without working airbags.
The invoice, named “Anthony Amoros’ Law” after a younger Rockland County man who died in a crash driving a car that wasn’t outfitted with an airbag eight years in the past, prohibits second-hand sellers from hawking vehicles without the self-inflating security system.
“It’s crucial that drivers have the protection of an airbag in case tragedy strikes, which is why this new legislation is so important,” Hochul mentioned in a press release. “I’m honored to sign this bill into law in memory of Anthony Amoros and grateful to his family for their advocacy to honor his memory.”
The brand new legislation takes impact in 90 days and states that distributors gained’t be allowed to promote used automobiles until they’ve an official certificates that they include an airbag and every car’s readiness indicator gentle doesn’t present a malfunctioning blowup pillow.
There isn’t any legislation that at present requires used vehicles to be bought with a functioning airbag, leaving motorists extra susceptible to deadly crashes.
The legislation’s namesake Anthony Amoros died on the age of 18 in 2013 after crashing his recently-bought car on Thiells Mount Ivy Street in suburban Rockland west of the Hudson River.
He didn’t know the car lacked airbags when he bought it, according to reports.
“This law makes New York safer for motorists and honors a remarkable young Rocklander,” mentioned one of many legislation’s sponsors, native Assemblymember Ken Zebrowski, in a press release. “When a car is supposed to have an airbag, and that airbag is missing or unworkable, tragedy awaits.”