This Is The Worst County In Utah For Using Seatbelts
Seat belts were invented back in 1885, however, they were not federally mandated until 1961. Over the years since then seatbelt use has grown every year. This, along with other safety features has had a large effect in saving lives.
In Utah, seatbelt use is high at 90%. This survey is done yearly by the Utah Department of Public Safety. They break it down by county. What county in Utah is the worst for using their seatbelts?
At just 79.9% for people using their seatbelts regularly in Carbon. This is the home of Price and Helper. Before we get too hard on them, they did improve by nearly 8 percentage points from the year before.
What county in Utah is the best for seatbelt use?
With a whopping 95.4% of all using their seatbelts, Davis is ahead of the rest. They jumped 8.3% from the year before. Farmington is in this county and hopefully they weren’t just counting all the people with seatbelts on the Lagoon rollercoasters.
The seatbelt use survey was done in 2022 with this year still pending. The use of seatbelts jumped when Utah made the primary seat belt law 2012 in Utah. I would imagine that irritating chime in most vehicles when the belt is not clicked made a big difference as well.
I grew up in a day with low seatbelt use, but I almost feel naked when I don’t have it buckled these days.
If you do travel through Carbon County, make sure to give other drivers plenty of patronizing looks of disgust.