Used car dealers banned from selling vehicles without airbags

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Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill Sunday banning used car dealers from selling vehicles without working airbags.

The bill, named “Anthony Amoros’ Law” after a young Rockland County man who died in a crash driving a car that wasn’t equipped with an airbag eight years ago, prohibits second-hand sellers from hawking automobiles without the self-inflating safety device.

“It’s crucial that drivers have the protection of an airbag in case tragedy strikes, which is why this new legislation is so important,” Hochul said in a statement. “I’m honored to sign this bill into law in memory of Anthony Amoros and grateful to his family for their advocacy to honor his memory.”

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