Seat belt use in Del. up to 92 percent

By Amy Cherry 6:09pm, October 18, 2013 - Updated 6:09am, October 19, 2013
State officials say seat belt use in Delaware is up over last year.

The state Office of Highway Safety says seat belt use has risen four percentage points to 92-percent statewide. That's higher than the national rate of 86-percent.

But the number of drivers not wearing seatbelts in fatal crashes is still too high at nearly 50-percent

Delaware law requires drivers and all passengers, including those in the back seat, to wear a seat belt.

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