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Title:Seat Belt Use on North Dakota Rural Roads: 2011
Authors:Andrea Huseth, Laurel Benson, Donald Malchose, and Kimberly Vachal
Publication Date:Sep 2011
Report #:DP-244
TRID #:01446498
Keywords:fatalities, highway safety, rural areas, seat belts
Type:Research Report – Department Publications



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 rural roads seat belt use. The U.S. Department of Transportation works with states to measure seat belt use through the annual National Occupant Passenger Use Survey (NOPUS). However, NOPUS does not include observation sites on local rural roads – the location for 1 in every 3 fatal crashes during the past five years (NDDOT 2008). This study is a continuation of previous measurement of rural seat belt usage in North Dakota.

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How to Cite

Huseth, Andrea, Laurel Benson, Donald Malchose, and Kimberly Vachal. Seat Belt Use on North Dakota Rural Roads: 2011, DP-244. North Dakota State University, Fargo: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, 2011.

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