Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of passenger vehicle occupant deaths that were known unrestrained
Baseline: 46.9 percent of passenger vehicle occupant deaths with known restraint status were unrestrained in 2017
Target: 41.9 percent
Data Source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), DOT/NHTSA
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.
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup