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U.S. - nationwide seat belt use rate 2009-2019

In 2019, the rate at which people used seat belts was at 90.7 percent, slightly up from 89.6 percent in the previous year. In 2017, 24 states had seat belt use rates of over 90 percent. Georgia's seat belt use rate came close to 100 percent in 2017.

Nationwide seat belt use rate in the United States from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The “nationwide” rates are from NHTSA’s National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS)

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