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THSO SAYS SEATBELT USAGE HAS CLIMBED ACROSS THE STATE

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THSO SAYS SEATBELT USAGE HAS CLIMBED ACROSS THE STATE

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office announces a significant increase in overall seat belt usage across the State of Tennessee, compared to the previous year. In 2016, a statewide average of 88.95% of front-seat vehicle occupants were observed wearing seat belts during an annual roadside observational survey study conducted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Center for Transportation Research. In 2015, Tennessee’s statewide seat belt usage reflected an average of 86.23%, according to CTR with overall, female occupants displaying a higher usage rate than males.

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