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Title:Seat Belt Use in North Dakota
Authors:Kimberly Vachal, Donald Malchose, Andrea Huseth, and Laurel Benson
Publication Date:Aug 2011
TRID #:01705804
Keywords:drivers, field studies, seat belt use, vehicle occupants
Type:Research Report


The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, an independent research and education center at North Dakota State University located in Fargo, ND, was contracted by the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) to conduct a field survey of seat belt use in 2011. The study required use of a sampling methodology approved by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the NDDOT. National requirements for conducting statewide seat belt surveys are located in The Federal Register, 23 CFR Part 1340, published on September 1, 1998. The methodology was designed to yield a statistically valid estimate of the current seat belt use rate on state-operated roadways in North Dakota.

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