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New York: Used vehicles must be sold with functioning airbags

Christian Fernsby |
Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation that prohibits used car dealers from selling vehicles at retail without a functioning airbag.

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Topics: NEW YORK   

This bill is entitled "Anthony Amoros' Law" after a young man from Rockland who died in a car crash in a car that, unbeknownst to him, was sold to him without airbags.

Under this legislation, certificates given to vehicle buyers must certify that the vehicle is equipped with an airbag, as well as a readiness indicator light that indicates the airbag is functioning.

Currently, there is no requirement that a used vehicle sold by a dealer would need to have a working airbag.

This leaves drivers vulnerable, as they could be operating a vehicle without one of the most critical safety devices, and potentially without even knowing. By requiring all used vehicles to contain a functioning airbag, car buyers will have assurance that their vehicle is safe to drive.

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