Missouri reports lower-than-average seat belt use
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A recently released survey shows that Missourians are buckling up more often, but their usage rates
Figures from the Missouri Department of Transportation show that 77 percent of Missourians are wearing their seat belts. That's up one percentage point from last year and an improvement from 60 percent in 1999. But it's less than the national average.
The lowest seat belt usage statistics were recorded in southwest Missouri. A 66 percent rate of seat belt use was reported in a
Most experts think it will take tougher laws to nudge the rates higher.