Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010

Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010

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

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State 2000 2005 2008 2009 2010
Alabama 71 82 86 90 91
Alaska 61 78 85 86 87
Arizona 75 94 80 81 82
Arkansas 52 68 70 74 78
California 89 93 96 95 96
Colorado 65 79 82 81 83
Connecticut 76 82 88 86 88
Delaware 66 84 91 88 91
District of Columbia 83 89 90 93 92
Florida 65 74 82 85 87
Georgia 74 90 90 89 90
Hawaii 80 95 97 98 98
Idaho 59 76 77 79 78
Illinois 70 86 91 92 93
Indiana 62 81 91 93 92
Iowa 78 87 93 93 93
Kansas 62 69 77 77 82
Kentucky 60 67 73 80 80
Louisiana 68 78 76 75 76
Maine N 76 83 83 82
Maryland 85 91 93 94 95
Massachusetts 50 65 67 74 74
Michigan 84 93 97 98 95
Minnesota 73 84 87 90 92
Mississippi 50 61 71 76 81
Missouri 68 77 76 77 76
Montana 76 80 79 79 79
Nebraska 71 79 83 85 84
Nevada 79 95 91 91 93
New Hampshire N N 69 69 72
New Jersey 74 86 92 93 94
New Mexico 87 90 91 90 90
New York 77 85 89 88 90
North Carolina 81 87 90 90 90
North Dakota 48 76 82 82 75
Ohio 65 79 83 84 84
Oklahoma 68 83 84 84 86
Oregon 84 93 96 97 97
Pennsylvania 71 83 85 88 86
Rhode Island 64 75 72 75 78
South Carolina 74 70 79 82 85
South Dakota 53 69 72 72 75
Tennessee 59 74 82 81 87
Texas 77 90 91 93 94
Utah 76 87 86 86 89
Vermont 62 85 87 85 85
Virginia 70 80 81 82 81
Washington 82 95 97 96 98
West Virginia 50 85 90 87 82
Wisconsin 65 73 74 74 79
Wyoming 67 N 69 68 79
Nationwide 71 82 83 84 85

KEY: N = data do not exist.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Seat Belt Use in 2010 Use Rates in the States and Territories, July 2011, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811493.pdf as of March 16, 2012.