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- 58 percent of teen drivers killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt in 2011, an increase from 56 percent in 2008.
- 50 percent of passengers killed in crashes involving a teen driver were not buckled up in 2011, a decrease from 65 percent in 2008.
- Among the general population, the number of teen passengers who report not always wearing a seat belt decreased to 46 percent in 2011 from 51 percent in 2008.
Sources: 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2011 Fatality Analysis Reporting System, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.