2014 Safety Belt Usage Survey in Kentucky

The objective of the survey summarized in this report was to establish a statewide safety belt usage rate in Kentucky for 2014. This rate can be compared to those determined from previous surveys. The 2014 statewide survey continues to document the increase in usage associated with the change in the law to allow primary enforcement and related education and enforcement. Data were collected at 150 randomly selected sites in 15 counties across Kentucky. The data show that the level of safety belt usage in 2014 (86.1 percent) is the highest since the start of the surveys in 1982. There was an increase of 1.1 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. Helmet use by motorcyclists was also observed during the survey. The sample size was 494. The level of helmet usage was 60.7 percent. Data also includes seat belt use by road classification, vehicle type, and county.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
  • Authors:
    • Agent, Kenneth R
    • Green, Eric R
    • Fields, Michael A
  • Publication Date: 2014-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTC -14-06/KSP1-12-1F
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2014 11:52AM