Study: Pennsylvania's 2020 Seat Belt Use Rate at 88.9 Percent
October 29, 2020
The federal National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has determined that the documentation submitted by Pennsylvania asserting the 2020 seat belt use rate of 88.9 percent meets the requirements of certification set forth in the Uniform Criteria for State Observational Surveys of Seat Belt Use.
In 2019, seat belt use in the United States ranged from 70.7 percent in New Hampshire to 97.1 percent in Hawaii. Twenty-six states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands achieved seat belt use rates of 90 percent or higher. These results are from probability-based o...