Table 2-4: Shoulder Belt Use

Table 2-4: Shoulder Belt Use

(Percent of drivers and passengers in the front right seat)

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State 1998 2000 2002
Alabama 52 71 79
Alaska 57 61 66
Arizona 62 75 74
Arkansas 53 52 64
California 89 89 91
Colorado 66 65 73
Connecticut 70 76 78
Delaware 62 66 71
District of Columbia 80 83 85
Florida 57 65 75
Georgia 74 74 77
Hawaii 81 80 90
Idaho 57 59 63
Illinois 65 70 74
Indiana 62 62 72
Iowa 77 78 82
Kansas 59 62 61
Kentucky 54 60 62
Louisiana 66 68 69
Maine 61 N N
Maryland 83 85 86
Massachusetts 51 50 51
Michigan 70 84 83
Minnesota 64 73 80
Mississippi 58 50 62
Missouri 60 68 69
Montana 73 76 78
Nebraska 65 71 70
Nevada 76 79 75
New Hampshire N N N
New Jersey 63 74 81
New Mexico 83 87 88
New York 75 77 83
North Carolina 77 81 84
North Dakota 40 48 63
Ohio 61 65 70
Oklahoma 56 68 70
Oregon 83 84 88
Pennsylvania 68 71 76
Rhode Island 59 64 71
South Carolina 65 74 66
South Dakota 46 53 64
Tennessee 57 59 67
Texas 74 77 81
Utah 67 76 80
Vermont 63 62 85
Virginia 74 70 70
Washington 79 82 93
West Virginia 57 50 72
Wisconsin 62 65 66
Wyoming 50 67 67
United States 69 71 75

KEY: N = data do not exist

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1998-2000 State Shoulder Belt Use Survey Results, Research Note, Washington, DC: May 2001; Safety Belt Use in 2002 - Use Rates in the States and Territories, Research Note, Washington, DC: May 2003, available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/availinf.html as of Aug. 26, 2003.