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Seat Belt Use A Record High

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Seat Belt Use A Record High

Seat Belt Use A Record HighSeat Belt Use A Record High

Rob Brill 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released the results of their annual National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) which found that Seat Belt Use A Record High and that seat belt use by adult front-seat passengers in 2022 was 91.6%, a record high. This is a slight increase from the 90.4% observed in 2021, although the difference is not statistically significant.

The NOPUS survey also found that seat belt use has been on the rise over the last 15 years, with a corresponding decline in the percentage of unrestrained passenger vehicle occupant fatalities during daylight hours. Additionally, the survey found that seat belt use continues to be higher in the Western region of the country and in states with primary seat belt laws, where vehicles can be pulled over solely for occupants not using seat belts.

The NOPUS survey was conducted in early June immediately following the Click It or Ticket campaign. The number of occupants observed in the 2022 survey declined by 6% following a rebound in 2021.

Overall, the NOPUS survey provides a comprehensive and accurate picture of seat belt use across the United States, and it’s an important tool for the NHTSA in their efforts to promote seat belt use and reduce motor vehicle fatalities.


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