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Statewide Seatbelt Usage Sets Record

The Wisconsin State Patrol released its annual survey results of seatbelt usage in the state and found that 79% of Wisconsinites are buckling up, which is the highest total on record and represents an increase of 6% from 2009 survey of 73%. Survey results show that southeast Wisconsin had the fewest drivers wearing a seat-belt at only 71%, while the rest of the state averaged between 76-86%. Those between the ages of 16 and 25 were the least likely to buckle up and accounted for 26% of traffic fatalities, even though that same group only accounts for 15% of the state’s drivers. For more information about Wisconsin’s seatbelt usage, click on the link above.