Safe Communities Seat Belt Study

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Cheyenne, Wyo. (KGWN) Blake Donoho with Safe Communities compiled an independent study on seat belt use in Cheyenne. Donoho discovered out of 2,104 vehicles at several different locations only 71% of passengers were wearing seat belts. Donoho broke the study down by out-of-state vs. in-state and vehicle type. The survey took place before and after the CFD Grand Parade on Saturday July 19, at the fair grounds and during the pancake breakfast July 21. The different car types were broken down into truck, car, SUV and van. Between the categories and vehicle types seat belt usage ranged between 65% and 80%. Play the video to hear more.

About Safe Communities:

Laramie County Safe Communities America, a program of the National Safety Council, is a proven approach to community injury reduction structured around a broad coalition of community partners - involving business, civic organizations, local government, non-profits, and local residents.

Safe Communities is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of unintentional injuries in the area. The focus is placed on educating residents in the following areas:

Youth Occupant Protection
Adult Occupant Protection
Youth Impaired Driving
Adult Impaired Driving
Distracted Driving
Helmet Education

Region 1 consists of 4 counties including Albany County, Carbon County, Goshen County and Laramie County.

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