Buckle Up: Restraint Use State Fact Sheets

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Find state-specific fact sheets below that provide a snapshot of motor vehicle occupant deaths and seat belt use and an overview of proven strategies for increasing the use of seat belts, car seats, and booster seats. Identify strategies to help keep people safe on the road – every day.

By wearing seat belts and buckling children into age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats, people can reduce the risk of serious injury and death by half. Although most drivers follow these safety measures on every trip, there are still millions who don’t. While seat belts saved nearly 15,000 lives in 2017 alone, it is estimated that an additional 2,549 lives could have been saved (among people 5 years and older) if all motor vehicle occupants were restrained on every trip.5 Learn more about effective programs and policies, as well as the role of technology, for improving restraint use.