Status: Little or no detectable change

  
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Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
46.7 percent (2019)

Target:
41.9 percent

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
46.8 percent of passenger vehicle occupant deaths with known restraint status were unrestrained in 2017

Reduce the proportion of passenger vehicle occupant deaths that were known unrestrained

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

Many people who die in motor vehicle crashes either aren’t wearing a seat belt or are children who aren’t secured in a car seat or booster seat. Making sure that effective seat belt and car seat laws are in place — and enforced — is key to reducing deaths from motor vehicle crashes.