Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2005

Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2005

(Percent of drivers and passengers in the front right seat that use safety belts)

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State 2000 2002 2004 2005
Alabama 71 79 80 82
Alaska 61 66 77 78
Arizona 75 74 95 94
Arkansas 52 64 64 68
California 89 91 90 93
Colorado 65 73 79 79
Connecticut 76 78 83 82
Delaware 66 71 82 84
District of Columbia 83 85 87 89
Florida 65 75 76 74
Georgia 74 77 87 (R) 90
Hawaii 80 90 95 95
Idaho 59 63 74 76
Illinois 70 74 83 86
Indiana 62 72 83 81
Iowa 78 82 86 (R) 87
Kansas 62 61 68 69
Kentucky 60 62 66 67
Louisiana 68 69 75 78
Maine N N 72 76
Maryland 85 86 89 91
Massachusetts 50 51 63 65
Michigan 84 83 91 93
Minnesota 73 80 82 (R) 84
Mississippi 50 62 63 61
Missouri 68 69 76 77
Montana 76 78 81 80
Nebraska 71 70 79 79
Nevada 79 75 87 95
New Hampshire N N N N
New Jersey 74 81 82 86
New Mexico 87 88 90 90
New York 77 83 85 85
North Carolina 81 84 86 87
North Dakota 48 63 67 76
Ohio 65 70 74 79
Oklahoma 68 70 80 83
Oregon 84 88 93 93
Pennsylvania 71 76 82 83
Rhode Island 64 71 76 75
South Carolina 74 66 66 70
South Dakota 53 64 69 69
Tennessee 59 67 72 74
Texas 77 81 83 90
Utah 76 80 86 87
Vermont 62 85 80 85
Virginia 70 70 80 80
Washington 82 93 94 95
West Virginia 50 72 76 85
Wisconsin 65 66 72 73
Wyoming 67 67 70 N
United States 71 75 80 82

KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safety Belt Use in 2005 - Use Rates in the States and Territories, Washington, DC: March 2006, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/RNotes/2006/809970.pdf as of Dec. 5, 2006.