Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
50.0 percent (2021)
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
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