Monday, October 15, 2012

Washington Has Highest Seat Belt Use In Country

A federal survey suggests Washington state has the highest use of seat belts among drivers in the country.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranked Washington at 97.5 percent seat belt usage in 2011. The lowest was Massachusetts at 73.2 percent of usage. The national average was 84 percent.

This is the seventh year in a row Washington has scored 95 percent or higher.


Charles said...

Well what is wrong with the other 2.5%, we should be at 100%.

SRTC Staff said...

In this day and age you would think, huh?

About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.