Tag: Safety Belts

  • May 26th, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that despite the recent trend towards higher national seat belt use rates, 10% of drivers still only use seat belts occasionally. The current study examined occasional seat belt use among participants in the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) Naturalistic Driving Study. The study was exploratory research with […]

  • April 15th, 2020

This pdf document outlines previous and potential traffic safety measures on the Federal level in the following areas. Encouraging Safer Driving Behavior Vehicle Safety Improvements Roadway Safety Improvements Commercial Transportation Safety Options for Congress State of Traffic Safety in America Driving is one of the riskiest activities the average American engages in. Deaths and serious […]

  • November 22nd, 2019

This report makes specific recommendations on how states and other stakeholders can and should save lives by increasing rear seat belt use by adults: States should pass and enforce strong laws and publicize the benefits of belt use in all seating situations; Fir-hire vehicle services should actively promote belt use to their passengers; Vehicle manufacturers […]

  • June 5th, 2019

Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to a bill requiring back seat passengers in vehicles to wear seat belts. Alabama’s seat belt law currently applies only to front seat passengers. The House of Representatives this morning approved the bill by Sen. David Burkette, D-Montgomery, requiring all passengers to wear seat belts. The bill says failure […]

  • April 1st, 2018

The national “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign may be the most recognizable traffic safety effort. Each year, around Memorial Day, law enforcement agencies across the country increase patrols as a reminder to drivers to buckle up. In Alabama, ADECA’s Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Division administers grant funding that helps law enforcement officers, deputies […]

  • November 13th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that safety belt usage by commercial truck and bus drivers rose to a new record level of 86 percent in 2016, compared to just 65 percent usage in 2007, according to the results of a national survey. “Buckling up your safety belt, […]