ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A bill on the Governor's desk would require all children under two to be in rear facing car seats starting in November of 2019.
AAA says between 2011 and 2015, on average, a one-year-old was injured every day in New York State in car crashes.
"People would have plenty of time to understand the new rules. You have to have a rear facing car seat when you leave the hospital anyway, so any new mom would have one of those and then eventually, you can turn it forward facing after the child reaches age two or the height and weight requirements," says Elizabeth Carey, who is with AAA of Western and Central New York.
Current state law only requires children to be in a car seat until age four. It does not say which way the seat has to face.