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Seat belt use better but still not good enough

May 20, 2013
By DAVE WERNER ( , Franklin County Traffic Safety Board

While visiting our daughter and family in Charlottesville, Va., a newspaper article about rural Virginia lagging in use of seat belts caught my attention. It compared the rural area section west and north of Richmond, with a 2011 compliance rate of only 76 percent, with the state's rate of 82 percent. Compliance nationwide was 84 percent.



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