According to a new survey, nearly 94% of South Carolina motorists wear their seat belt. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety commissioned the survey by USC as a part of the state's Buckle Up, South Carolina Memorial Day campaign. According to the findings:
- Women continue to be more likely than men to use seat belts
- Car drivers/passengers were more likely to wear seat belts than truck drivers/passengers
- Rural drivers/passengers and urban drivers/passengers had similar rates of seat belt usage
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, regular seat belt use is the most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in car accidents.
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