Traffic Safety Facts - Occupant Protection

This Traffic Safety Facts report presents statistics on the following aspects of occupant protection: Restraint Use; Occupant Fatalities by Age and Restraint Use; Driver and Occupant Fatalities by Vehicle Type and Restraint Use; Safety Belt Use and Benefits; Lives Saved by Safety Belts; Child Restraint Use and Benefits; Lives Saved by Child Safety Seats; Air Bag Use and Benefits; Lives Saved by Air Bags; and Restraint Use Laws. The overall observed shoulder belt use rate was 82% in 2005, compared to 80% observed in 2004, 79% in 2003, 75% in 2002, 73% in 2001, 71% in 2000, and 67% in 1999. In 2005, 31,415 occupants of passenger vehicles were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of these, restraint use was unknown for 2,229 (7%). Of the 29,186 passenger vehicle occupant fatalities for which restraint use was known, 16,172 (55%) were unrestrained.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Center for Statistics and Analysis

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01049406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-810 621
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 15 2007 11:40AM