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Monday, August 30, 2010

ID Seat Belt Usage Down

A survey conducted for the Idaho Transportation Department says that seat belt use is down in the state.

About three-quarters of Idaho motorists regularly wear seat belts while driving, which is down from 79% in 2009. Southwest Idaho drivers and passengers buckle up the most with a 93.2% use rate, followed closely by those in north-central Idaho where the seat belt use rate is 87.4%.

The survey showed that seat belt usage for pickup truck occupants at 68% continues to be substantially lower than belt usage for either passenger cars at 80% or vans and sport-utility vehicles at 82%.

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