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U.S. Seat Belt Use, 1998–2005

State1998
percent
2005
percent
Hawaii 80.5% 95.3%
Washington 79.1 95.2
Nevada 76.2 94.8
Arizona 61.5 94.2
Oregon 82.6 93.3
Michigan 69.9 92.9
California 88.6 92.5
Puerto Rico 78.3 92.5
Maryland 82.6 91.1
Texas 74.4 89.9
New Mexico 82.6 89.5
Dist. of Columbia 79.6 88.8
Utah 66.7 86.9
North Carolina 76.7 86.7
Illinois 64.5 86.0
New Jersey 63.0 86.0
Iowa 76.9 85.9
New York 75.3 85.0
West Virginia 56.5% 84.9%
Vermont 62.7 84.7
Delaware 62.3 83.8
Pennsylvania 67.8 83.3
Oklahoma 56.0 83.1
Minnesota 64.2 82.6
Alabama 52.0 81.8
Connecticut 70.1 81.6
Georgia 73.6 81.6
Indiana 61.8 81.2
Virginia 73.6 80.4
Montana 73.1 80.0
Colorado 66.0 79.2
Nebraska 65.1 79.2
Ohio 60.6 78.7
Alaska 57.0 78.4
Louisiana 65.6 77.7
Missouri 60.4 77.4
North Dakota 40.0% 76.3%
Idaho 57.3 76.0
Maine 61.3 75.8
Rhode Island 58.6 74.7
Tennessee 56.7 74.4
Florida 57.2 73.9
Wisconsin 61.9 73.3
South Carolina 64.8 69.7
Kansas 58.7 69.0
South Dakota 45.7 68.8
Arkansas 52.6 68.3
Kentucky 54.3 66.7
Massachusetts 51.0 64.8
Mississippi 58.0 60.8
Wyoming 50.1 n.a.
New Hampshire n.a. n.a.
Nationwide62–70% 82%
NOTE: n.a. = not available.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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