Kansas Department of Administration

Percent of Kansas Drivers and Passengers Using Safety Belts

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

This measure is one indicator of the effectiveness of traffic safety campaigns.  Observers check vehicles on highways throughout the state for seat belt use by front seat occupants.  Severity of injuries should decrease as more occupants use restraints.

Graph shows the Percentage of Kansas drivers and passengers using safety belts for FY13 through FY17

In some cases, quarterly data has been annualized to provide a better comparison to prior fiscal years.  Generally, measures that use percentages have been annualized.  This prevents distortions in the quarterly data that may occur because of smaller populations sizes.  Measures that show the numbers of incidents, activities or individuals reflect actual numbers for the quarter.  This allows users to see progress from one quarter to the next towards identified goals.

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