Question of the Day: Seatbelts [Poll]

A recent study revealed less-than-perfect seat belt use among Massachusetts car riders.

Massachusetts' seat belt use is among the worst in the country, according to a recent study conducted by University of Massachusetts-Amherst for the state's Highway Safety Division.

The study revealed that seat belt use is down slightly since last year, with less than three-quarters of people (73 percent) saying they use seat belts, according to a press release.

Teen seat belt use dropped 3.6 percent to less than 69 percent. Rates fell among minority users as well to 65 percent among African Americans and 54 percent among Hispanics.

The study also found disparity in seat belt use among women and men, with 80 percent of women choosing to buckle up as opposed to just 68 percent of men.

So Mansfield Patch wants to know about your seat belt use. Take our poll below and tell us in the comments what you think of these recent data.


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