Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007

Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007

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

State 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Alabama 71 80 82 83 82
Alaska 61 77 78 83 82
Arizona 75 95 94 79 81
Arkansas 52 64 68 69 70
California 89 90 93 93 95
Colorado 65 79 79 80 81
Connecticut 76 83 82 84 86
Delaware 66 82 84 86 87
District of Columbia 83 87 89 85 87
Florida 65 76 74 81 79
Georgia 74 87 90 90 89
Hawaii 80 95 95 93 98
Idaho 59 74 76 80 79
Illinois 70 83 86 88 90
Indiana 62 83 81 84 88
Iowa 78 86 87 90 91
Kansas 62 68 69 74 75
Kentucky 60 66 67 67 72
Louisiana 68 75 78 75 75
Maine N 72 76 77 80
Maryland 85 89 91 91 93
Massachusetts 50 63 65 67 69
Michigan 84 91 93 94 94
Minnesota 73 82 84 83 88
Mississippi 50 63 61 74 72
Missouri 68 76 77 75 77
Montana 76 81 80 79 80
Nebraska 71 79 79 76 79
Nevada 79 87 95 91 92
New Hampshire N N N 64 64
New Jersey 74 82 86 90 91
New Mexico 87 90 90 90 92
New York 77 85 85 83 84
North Carolina 81 86 87 89 89
North Dakota 48 67 76 79 82
Ohio 65 74 79 82 82
Oklahoma 68 80 83 84 83
Oregon 84 93 93 94 95
Pennsylvania 71 82 83 86 87
Rhode Island 64 76 75 74 79
South Carolina 74 66 70 73 75
South Dakota 53 69 69 71 73
Tennessee 59 72 74 79 80
Texas 77 83 90 90 92
Utah 76 86 87 89 87
Vermont 62 80 85 82 87
Virginia 70 80 80 79 80
Washington 82 94 95 96 96
West Virginia 50 76 85 89 90
Wisconsin 65 72 73 75 75
Wyoming 67 70 N 64 72
Nationwide 71 80 82 81 82

KEY: N = data do not exist.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Seat Belt Use in 2008 - Use Rates in the States and Territories, Washington, DC: 2008, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ as of Jan. 14, 2009.