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Seat belts are a primary motor vehicle safety device. Studies have shown that seat belts not only decrease the likelihood of being injured in a crash, they also save lives (Abdel-Aty, 2003; Yamamoto and Shankar, 2004). Because of this, seat belt use is a primary concern of traffic safety professionals....


Seat belt use is an important aspect in the safety of newly licensed teen drivers. Yet, crash statistics suggest that belt use rates are well-below the desired 100 percent rate. Belts were used by only 73 percent of teen drivers in injury crashes on rural Cass county roads during recent years. Educating...

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050