The use of safety belts and child safety seats is a proven 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 and statewide legislation, and enforcement of the legislation.
The objective of the survey summarized in this report was to establish a statewide safety belt usage rate in Kentucky for 2016. This rate can be compared to those determined from previous surveys. The 2016 statewide survey documents the continued increase in usage associated with the change in the law to allow primary enforcement and related education and enforcement.
Digital Object Identifier
Agent, Kenneth R.; Green, Eric R.; and Fields, Michael A., "2016 Safety Belt Usage Survey in Kentucky" (2016). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1555.