Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009

Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009

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

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State 2000 2005 2007 2008 2009
Alabama 71 82 82 86 90
Alaska 61 78 82 85 86
Arizona 75 94 81 80 81
Arkansas 52 68 70 70 74
California 89 93 95 96 95
Colorado 65 79 81 82 81
Connecticut 76 82 86 88 86
Delaware 66 84 87 91 88
District of Columbia 83 89 87 90 93
Florida 65 74 79 82 85
Georgia 74 90 89 90 89
Hawaii 80 95 98 97 98
Idaho 59 76 79 77 79
Illinois 70 86 90 91 92
Indiana 62 81 88 91 93
Iowa 78 87 91 93 93
Kansas 62 69 75 77 77
Kentucky 60 67 72 73 80
Louisiana 68 78 75 76 75
Maine N 76 80 83 83
Maryland 85 91 93 93 94
Massachusetts 50 65 69 67 74
Michigan 84 93 94 97 98
Minnesota 73 84 88 87 90
Mississippi 50 61 72 71 76
Missouri 68 77 77 76 77
Montana 76 80 80 79 79
Nebraska 71 79 79 83 85
Nevada 79 95 92 91 91
New Hampshire N N 64 69 69
New Jersey 74 86 91 92 93
New Mexico 87 90 92 91 90
New York 77 85 84 89 88
North Carolina 81 87 89 90 90
North Dakota 48 76 82 82 82
Ohio 65 79 82 83 84
Oklahoma 68 83 83 84 84
Oregon 84 93 95 96 97
Pennsylvania 71 83 87 85 88
Rhode Island 64 75 79 72 75
South Carolina 74 70 75 79 82
South Dakota 53 69 73 72 72
Tennessee 59 74 80 82 81
Texas 77 90 92 91 93
Utah 76 87 87 86 86
Vermont 62 85 87 87 85
Virginia 70 80 80 81 82
Washington 82 95 96 97 96
West Virginia 50 85 90 90 87
Wisconsin 65 73 75 74 74
Wyoming 67 N 72 69 68
Nationwide 71 82 82 83 84

KEY: N = data do not exist.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Seat Belt Use in 2009 - Use Rates in the States and Territories (Washington, DC: 2010) available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx as of Jun. 20, 2011.