Table 2-6: Safety Belt Use: 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2011

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

State 2000 2005 2009 2010 2011
Alabama 70.6 81.8 90.0 91.4 88.0
Alaska 61.0 78.4 86.1 86.8 89.3
Arizona 75.2 94.2 80.8 81.8 82.9
Arkansas 52.4 68.3 74.4 78.3 78.4
California 88.9 92.5 95.3 96.2 96.6
Colorado 65.1 79.2 81.1 82.9 82.1
Connecticut 76.3 81.6 85.9 88.2 88.4
Delaware 66.1 83.8 88.4 90.7 90.3
District of Columbia 82.6 88.8 93.0 92.3 95.2
Florida 64.8 73.9 85.2 87.4 88.1
Georgia 73.6 89.9 88.9 89.6 93.0
Hawaii 80.4 95.3 97.9 97.6 96.0
Idaho 58.6 76.0 79.2 77.9 79.1
Illinois 70.2 86.0 91.7 92.6 92.9
Indiana 62.1 81.2 92.6 92.4 93.2
Iowa 78.0 87.1 93.1 93.1 93.5
Kansas 61.6 69.0 77.0 81.8 82.9
Kentucky 60.0 66.7 79.7 80.3 82.2
Louisiana 68.2 77.7 74.5 75.9 77.7
Maine U 75.8 82.6 82.0 81.6
Maryland 85.0 91.1 94.0 94.7 94.2
Massachusetts 50.0 64.8 73.6 73.7 73.2
Michigan 83.5 92.9 98.0 95.2 94.5
Minnesota 73.4 83.9 90.2 92.3 92.7
Mississippi 50.4 60.8 76.0 81.0 81.9
Missouri 67.7 77.4 77.2 76.0 79.0
Montana 75.6 80.0 79.2 78.9 76.9
Nebraska 70.5 79.2 84.8 84.1 84.2
Nevada 78.5 94.8 91.0 93.2 94.1
New Hampshire U U 68.9 72.2 75.0
New Jersey 74.2 86.0 92.7 93.7 94.5
New Mexico 86.6 89.5 90.1 89.8 90.5
New York 77.3 85.0 88.0 89.8 90.5
North Carolina 80.5 86.7 89.5 89.7 89.5
North Dakota 47.7 76.3 81.5 74.8 76.7
Ohio 65.3 78.7 83.6 83.8 84.1
Oklahoma 67.5 83.1 84.2 85.9 85.9
Oregon 83.6 93.3 96.6 97.0 96.6
Pennsylvania 70.7 83.3 87.9 86.0 83.8
Rhode Island 64.4 74.7 74.7 78.0 80.4
South Carolina 73.9 69.7 81.5 85.4 86.0
South Dakota 53.4 68.8 72.1 74.5 73.4
Tennessee 59.0 74.4 80.6 87.1 87.4
Texas 76.6 89.9 92.9 93.8 93.7
Utah 75.7 86.9 86.1 89.0 89.2
Vermont 61.6 84.7 85.3 85.2 84.7
Virginia 69.9 80.4 82.3 80.5 81.8
Washington 81.6 95.2 96.4 97.6 97.5
West Virginia 49.8 84.9 87.0 82.1 84.9
Wisconsin 65.4 73.3 73.8 79.2 79.0
Wyoming 66.8 U 67.6 78.9 82.6
Nationwide 71.0 82.0 84.0 85.0 84.0

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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Seat Belt Use in 2011—Use Rates in the States and Territories, available at www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats as of April 2013.