Missouri Lags Behind National Average for Seat Belt Use

6 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, November 22 2013 Nov 22, 2013 Friday, November 22, 2013 3:38:02 AM CST November 22, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY(AP) - The Department of Transportation said seat belt use has remained stagnant at 79 percent compared to the nationwide average of 85 percent. Use among Missouri teens increased by a single percentage point from 66 percent to 67 percent.

Officials said 62 percent of the more than 600 roadway deaths this year were not wearing a seat belt.

Missouri law officers said they will be participating Monday in a statewide enforcement effort focused on seat belts and child restraints.

 

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