Even though seat belts save lives, government statistics show that 45 million people are still not in the habit of buckling up.
In conjunction with the Transportation department’s annual “Click it or Ticket” campaign, the Department released statistics saying that 84% of Americans are wearing seat belts, up 1% since 2008.
2008 statistics showed that approximately 14,000 motorists not wearing seat belts were killed in motor vehicle accidents. They estimate that 7,000 of those people would have survived if they had been wearing a seat belt.
Washington state has one of the highest seat belt compliance rates with 96.4% compliance. The states with the lowest compliance include Wyoming (67.6%), New Hampshire (68.9%) and South Dakota (72.1%).
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.