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16% of Rural Colorado Drivers Shirk Seat Belts

Approximately 16% of Colorado drivers don't buckle up following a recent enforcement initiative in rural areas of the state. Some 1,279 drivers received a summons for seat belt violations between March 26 and April 1, reports 9News.com.

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Seatbelt Enforcement Aims to Reduce Fatalities in Rural Colorado

Colorado authorities have begun their Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement in rural counties to motivate drivers to buckle up and reduce fatalities.

Connecticut May Require Rear Seat Belts

Legislation that would require all back seat passengers to wear seat belts sailed through Connecticut's General Assembly on March 19. A public health committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill that would widen the state's seat-belt law to cover everyone riding in a motor vehicle, reports the New Haven Register.

These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.

Buckle Up, Phone Down

A young man shares the story of how a momentary driving distraction -- answering his cell phone -- changed his life forever. Video courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation via YouTube.

Buckling Up in Back

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that many rear-seat passengers don't bother to wear seat belts on every trip. It's a decision that compromises the safety of everyone in the vehicle. Video courtesy of IIHS. For a related safety tip, click here.

Kansas Seat Belt Fines Triple

The beginning of July has seen traffic fines for seat belt violations in Kansas triple, increasing from $10 to $30. Video courtesy of KSCW/KWCH.

Vans Add Next-Gen Safety Technology

In the light-duty van market, safety has become a priority for fleet buyers and manufacturers.

Backseat Passengers at Risk

Rear-seat passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash if they're not wearing a seat belt, but many adults riding in back still neglect to buckle up. Here's a KOLR 10/CBS News report about this dangerous trend. For the fleet safety tip, click here.

Tips on Buckling Up

Audrey Eagle, a safety specialist with FCA US, offers some advice on how to properly adjust seat belts. For the full safety tip, click here.