Government says seat belt usage at all-time high

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 86% of motorists buckled up in 2012

Published On: Nov 15 2012 08:10:25 AM EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nationwide seat belt use has reached an all-time high.

In 2012, 86 percent of motorists buckled up while traveling on the nation's roads.

According to NHTSA, seat belt use has steadily increased since 1994.

Nationwide 32 states have passed primary laws requiring seat belt use while another 17 states have secondary laws on the books. Only New Hampshire does not have a seat belt law.