Seat-Belt Rates in Alabama
More Alabamians are buckling up for safety. According to a report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a record 97 percent of Alabamians buckled up in 2013. The report comes as Alabama’s 2014 “Click It or Ticket” safety belt enforcement campaign began this week. The state’s seat-belt-use rate is up 7 percentage points from the 90 percent rate in 2012. The new data, part of N-H-T-S-A’s annual National Occupancy Protection Use Survey, puts Alabama third in the nation behind Oregon and California. The national average was 87 percent.