Infographic: Seat Belt Usage by the Numbers

This infographic contains some interesting statistics on the types of drivers most likely to wear a seat belt. Seat belts save lives. No matter where you are driving, what you are driving, or what distance you’re traveling, our RI car accident lawyers urge you to wear your seat belt every time.

seat belt usage by the numbers

  • Seat belt use is higher (89%) when traveling on expressways than when using surface roads (81%).
  • Seat belt use is highest in the West, followed by the Midwest and then the Northeast and South.
  • Passengers are least likely to wear a seat belt when in a pickup truck and most likely to wear a seat belt when in a van or SUV.
  • Seat belt use is significantly higher for people traveling in heavy traffic than slow traffic.