The use of safety belts and child safety seats has been shown to be an effective means of reducing injuries to motor vehicle occupants involved in traffic crashes. There have been various methods used in efforts to increase safety belt and safety seat usage. Past efforts have included public information campaigns, local followed by statewide legislation, and enforcement of the legislation.

The objectives of the study were to collect data and review related Kentucky data to determine the following information:

  • usage rate specifically for occupants of farm vehicles,
  • the number of registered farm vehicles and their percentage of all registered vehicles,
  • the number of crashes in which a farm vehicle was involved and their percentage of all crashes, and
  • the number of injuries and fatalities for occupants of farm vehicles and their percentage of all injuries and fatalities.

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