In states where rear seat belt was required, 85% of adult backseat passengers buckled up.
Fifty-five percent of those killed in passenger vehicle occupant crashes in 2008 were not wearing a seat belt.
Sixty-four percent of those killed during the night were unrestrained, compared to 45% during the day.
How many accidents are caused by not wearing seat belts?
Of the 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, 47% were not wearing seat belts. In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if they had been wearing seat belts. 1.
What percent of people wear a seatbelt?
Women (89.6 percent) are more likely to wear their seat belts than men (81.9 percent). Nationally about 85.9 percent of Americans regularly wear their seat belts, according to the study. Or, to put it another way: About 14 percent don’t.
How many lives are saved by seat belts each year?