Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006

Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006

(Percentage of drivers and passengers in the front right seat using safety belts)

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State 2000 2002 2004 2005 2006
Alabama 71 79 80 82 83
Alaska 61 66 77 78 83
Arizona 75 74 95 94 79
Arkansas 52 64 64 68 69
California 89 91 90 93 93
Colorado 65 73 79 79 80
Connecticut 76 78 83 82 84
Delaware 66 71 82 84 86
District of Columbia 83 85 87 89 85
Florida 65 75 76 74 81
Georgia 74 77 87 90 90
Hawaii 80 90 95 95 93
Idaho 59 63 74 76 80
Illinois 70 74 83 86 88
Indiana 62 72 83 81 84
Iowa 78 82 86 87 90
Kansas 62 61 68 69 74
Kentucky 60 62 66 67 67
Louisiana 68 69 75 78 75
Maine N N 72 76 77
Maryland 85 86 89 91 91
Massachusetts 50 51 63 65 67
Michigan 84 83 91 93 94
Minnesota 73 80 82 84 83
Mississippi 50 62 63 61 74
Missouri 68 69 76 77 75
Montana 76 78 81 80 79
Nebraska 71 70 79 79 76
Nevada 79 75 87 95 91
New Hampshire N N N N 64
New Jersey 74 81 82 86 90
New Mexico 87 88 90 90 90
New York 77 83 85 85 83
North Carolina 81 84 86 87 89
North Dakota 48 63 67 76 79
Ohio 65 70 74 79 82
Oklahoma 68 70 80 83 84
Oregon 84 88 93 93 94
Pennsylvania 71 76 82 83 86
Rhode Island 64 71 76 75 74
South Carolina 74 66 66 70 73
South Dakota 53 64 69 69 71
Tennessee 59 67 72 74 79
Texas 77 81 83 90 90
Utah 76 80 86 87 89
Vermont 62 85 80 85 82
Virginia 70 70 80 80 79
Washington 82 93 94 95 96
West Virginia 50 72 76 85 89
Wisconsin 65 66 72 73 75
Wyoming 67 67 70 N 64
Nationwide 71 75 80 82 81

KEY: N = data do not exist

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Seat Belt Use in 2006 - Use Rates in the States and Territories, Washington, DC: April 2007, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810690.PDF as of Dec. 7, 2007.