01 May 2008

Mountaineers Buckling Up

Though West Virginia doesn't ticket motorists solely for failing to wear their seat belts, the Mountain State's compliance rate is such that it qualifies for $5 million in federal safety grants, MetroNews reports.

"West Virginia's seat belt usage rate is near 90-percent for the past two years," MetroNews explains. "The other states meeting the qualifications for buckling up are Georgia, Utah, Pennsylvania, and Nevada."

MetroNews also has audio from a deputy U.S. Transportation secretary, while The Charleston Gazette has an article as well.

No comments: