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Only 75.6% of Virginia drivers wear their seat belts.

In the U.S. overall, 9.6% of drivers do not buckle-up as determined by the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS).

  • Nationally, seat belt use continues to be lower for males than females.
  • Of the 23,824 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2020, 51% were not wearing seat belts — a 4% increase from 2019.
  • NHTSA has estimated that, when used, lap/shoulder seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.
  • Lap/shoulder belts should always be used, even in vehicles with air bags.