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National Safety Council Study Supports Primary Seat Belt Laws in All States

December 1, 2003

The National Safety Council said that more than 12,000 people died from 1995 through 2002 because their states lacked laws that allow police to ticket motorists solely for failing to buckle up, according to a report in the Associated Press.The group's new study, released on November 17, found that during the eight-year period, seat belt use increased by an average of 15% in states that had primary seat belt laws. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have such primary seat belt laws. In 29 other states, police can issues tickets for failure to wear a seat belt only after they stop a motorist for another violation. New Hampshire has no seat belt law. Federal officials have renewed a recommendation first made in 1995 that all states pass primary belt laws, the Associated Press reported.
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