Indiana Traffic Safety Facts Occupant Protection 2006

Services: Policy studies, Analytical studies, Policy analysis

Research Areas: Criminal Justice, Public Safety

Indiana’s observed seat belt use rate increased from a low of 62.1 percent in 2000 to a high of 84.3 percent in 2006. Nevertheless, 54 percent of the persons killed in traffic collisions in Indiana in 2006 (where restraint usage was known) were unrestrained. This fact sheet examines the use of protection devices such as safety belts, child restraint seats and airbags in motor vehicles, the laws governing the use of these, and the possible lives that could have been saved had protection devices been used.

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