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News reports highlight findings from the Wayne State Transportation Research Group's seat belt survey

December 6, 2012

A new survey conducted by the Wayne State University Transportation Research Group reveals that seat belt use in Michigan has risen to 84.9 percent in commercial motor vehicle drivers. That's up considerably from 73.6 percent in 2006, the last time the study was conducted. The survey also found that as participant age increased, the tendency for drivers and passengers to use a seat belt also increased. The figures jumped from 83 percent for ages under 29 to 86.4 percent for drivers and passengers over the age of 60. Men and women tend to utilize their seat belts at similar usage rates, although the frequency of women commercial vehicle drivers and passengers is very low.