Andrew Kubas and Kimberly Vachal Novice drivers are a focus in traffic safety program efforts because of
their relatively high crash risk. The
National Safety Council Alive
at 25 course has been used by several states to promote teen driver safety.
Occupant seat belt use in fatal and injury crashes is considerably lower than conventional use reported by NHTSA. From 2009 - 2014, North Dakota’s average occupant use in fatal crashes was 26% and in injury crashes, 68%.
Kimberly Vachal and Laurel Benson With the understanding that seat belts are a relatively low-cost safety device and are an easy primary protection for occupants in passenger vehicles, North Dakota has chosen to continue to measure seat belt use on non-interstate rural roads.
Kimberly Vachal, Laurel Benson, and Andrew Kubas The statewide driver traffic safety survey provides baseline metrics for the Safety Division and others to use in understanding perceptions and self-reported behaviors related to focus issues.