New York became the first state to implement mandatory seat belt legislation in 1984. This article describes the prelegislation issues, issues connected with the enactment of the legislation, implementation of the law, and its evaluation. The New York program focused on steady and consistent enforcement. It is important that law enforcement executives play a major role in the legislation process, particularly, in educating legislators and interest groups. The enactment of the seat belt law in New York has proved to be a positive program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Chiefs of Police

    11 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Authors:
    • Constantine, T A
  • Publication Date: 1986-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 41-48
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 963
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM