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Legislation requiring working airbags in used cars goes to Cuomo for signature

Jun 30, 2021 5:30 am

Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics Democratic state lawmakers June 29, called for the final approval of a bill that would require used cars sold by car dealers statewide to contain a working airbag. The measure was approved this year in honor of a Hudson Valley man killed in a car crash at the age of 18. That car, unbeknownst to Anthony Amoros or his family, did not contain airbags when it was purchased as a used vehicle. Since the crash, the Amoros family has become advocates for car safety measures. The bill now goes to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for his signature. If signed into law it would bar car dealers from selling used cars without a functioning airbag included. "The current loophole in state law leaves countless motorists vulnerable to potentially driving vehicles without the most critical safety device. Establishing Anthony Amoros' Law in New York State is a common-sense and life-saving measure," bill sponsor Assemblymember Ken Zebrowski said. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.