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Teen Driver Belt Use by License Type & State Law
Fewer fatally injured teens behind the wheel were buckled up in 2011 than in 2008. That is why CHOP researchers examined self-reported seat belt use by teen drivers and passengers to see if primary seat belt laws are a potential strategy for increasing seat belt use among teens. When using this graph in your presentations or for other educational or outreach purposes, please cite the following reference: Garcia F, Durbin DR, Winston FK. Safety Belt Laws and Disparities in Safety Belt Use Among US High School Drivers. American Journal of Public Health, 2012 June; 102(6):1128-1134.