Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use

Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use

(Percent of drivers and passengers in the front right seat)

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State 1999 2001 2003 2004
Alabama 58 79 77 80
Alaska 61 63 79 77
Arizona 71 74 86 95
Arkansas 57 55 63 64
California 89 91 91 90
Colorado 65 72 78 79
Connecticut 73 78 78 83
Delaware 64 67 75 82
District of Columbia 78 84 85 87
Florida 59 70 73 76
Georgia 74 79 85 87
Hawaii 80 83 92 95
Idaho 58 60 72 74
Illinois 66 71 80 83
Indiana 57 67 82 83
Iowa 78 81 87 86
Kansas 63 61 64 68
Kentucky 59 62 66 66
Louisiana 67 68 74 75
Maine N N N 72
Maryland 83 83 88 89
Massachusetts 52 56 62 63
Michigan 70 82 85 91
Minnesota 72 74 79 82
Mississippi 55 62 62 63
Missouri 61 68 73 76
Montana 74 76 80 81
Nebraska 68 70 76 79
Nevada 80 75 79 87
New Hampshire N N 50 N
New Jersey 63 78 81 82
New Mexico 88 88 87 90
New York 76 80 85 85
North Carolina 78 83 86 86
North Dakota 47 58 64 67
Ohio 65 67 75 74
Oklahoma 61 68 77 80
Oregon 83 88 90 93
Pennsylvania 70 71 79 82
Rhode Island 67 63 74 76
South Carolina 65 70 73 66
South Dakota N 63 70 69
Tennessee 61 68 69 72
Texas 74 76 84 83
Utah 67 78 85 86
Vermont 70 67 82 80
Virginia 70 72 75 80
Washington 81 83 95 94
West Virginia 52 52 74 76
Wisconsin 65 69 70 72
Wyoming N N N 70
United States 67 73 79 80

KEY: N = data do not exist.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safety Belt Use in 2004 - Use Rates in the States and Territories, Washington, DC: November 2004, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/RNotes/2004/809813.pdf as of Dec. 1, 2004.