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Wisconsin seat belt rate lower than national average

Seat belts are effective at preventing 50 percent of deaths when people are involved in motor vehicle accidents. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin seat belt use rate is lower than the national average.

Wisconsin’s seat belt rate is 73.8 percent and the national average is 84 percent. Wisconsin is also at the bottom of the list in seat belt fines, with a fine of only $10.

In June of 2009, Wisconsin passed a law that stated that police officials could pull a driver over if they see that they are driving without a seat belt on. The state of Michigan is the highest in seat belt use with a 98 percent usage rate.

Seat belts can save lives and prevent injuries if a person is involved in a wreck. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.

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