Shouldn’t all passengers in the car wear their seat belt?
This is one of the most common comments we get on questions included in our tests.
The answer is, yes, they should!
But there is an important difference between what the law requires and what you should do. Many states (like New York State) only require the driver and adult passengers to wear seat belts in the front seat.
Children should always wear seat belts or use a child safety restraint system. In New York, as an example, that is also the law.