Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008

Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008

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

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State 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Alabama 71 82 83 82 86
Alaska 61 78 83 82 85
Arizona 75 94 79 81 80
Arkansas 52 68 69 70 70
California 89 93 93 95 96
Colorado 65 79 80 81 82
Connecticut 76 82 84 86 88
Delaware 66 84 86 87 91
District of Columbia 83 89 85 87 90
Florida 65 74 81 79 82
Georgia 74 90 90 89 90
Hawaii 80 95 93 98 97
Idaho 59 76 80 79 77
Illinois 70 86 88 90 91
Indiana 62 81 84 88 91
Iowa 78 87 90 91 93
Kansas 62 69 74 75 77
Kentucky 60 67 67 72 73
Louisiana 68 78 75 75 76
Maine N 76 77 80 83
Maryland 85 91 91 93 93
Massachusetts 50 65 67 69 67
Michigan 84 93 94 94 97
Minnesota 73 84 83 88 87
Mississippi 50 61 74 72 71
Missouri 68 77 75 77 76
Montana 76 80 79 80 79
Nebraska 71 79 76 79 83
Nevada 79 95 91 92 91
New Hampshire N N 64 64 69
New Jersey 74 86 90 91 92
New Mexico 87 90 90 92 91
New York 77 85 83 84 89
North Carolina 81 87 89 89 90
North Dakota 48 76 79 82 82
Ohio 65 79 82 82 83
Oklahoma 68 83 84 83 84
Oregon 84 93 94 95 96
Pennsylvania 71 83 86 87 85
Rhode Island 64 75 74 79 72
South Carolina 74 70 73 75 79
South Dakota 53 69 71 73 72
Tennessee 59 74 79 80 82
Texas 77 90 90 92 91
Utah 76 87 89 87 86
Vermont 62 85 82 87 87
Virginia 70 80 79 80 81
Washington 82 95 96 96 97
West Virginia 50 85 89 90 90
Wisconsin 65 73 75 75 74
Wyoming 67 N 64 72 69
Nationwide 71 82 81 82 83

KEY: N = data do not exist.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Seat Belt Use in 2008 - Use Rates in the States and Territories (Washington, DC: 2009), available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx as of Apr. 9, 2010.