Alabama traffic deaths 2012 http://apr.org en Belts Not Used In Majority Of Ala. Traffic Deaths http://apr.org/post/belts-not-used-majority-ala-traffic-deaths <p></p><p>More than half of the people killed so far this year in traffic accidents on Alabama highways were not wearing seat belts when they were available.</p><p>The state Department of Public Safety reports 367 traffic deaths through September. The department says 302 of the fatalities were in vehicles equipped with seat belts, and 178 of them were not using the seat belts.</p><p>That&#39;s on par with 2012, when 59 percent of the people killed in traffic accidents were not wearing seat belts.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:39:36 +0000 The Associated Press 39010 at http://apr.org Belts Not Used In Majority Of Ala. Traffic Deaths Seatbelts Not Worn In 59 Percent Of Car Fatalities http://apr.org/post/seatbelts-not-worn-59-percent-car-fatalities <P>Alabama Department of Transportation officials say more than half of the people killed in car crashes last year were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.</P> <P>State officials Monday released a report based on preliminary data from the Alabama State Troopers indicating that 59 percent of people who died in traffic accidents in 2012 were not wearing seatbelts.</P> <P>Officials say 424 traffic fatality victims were in vehicles where seatbelts were available and 251 were not wearing them at the time of the crash. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:55:38 +0000 The Associated Press 27749 at http://apr.org Seatbelts Not Worn In 59 Percent Of Car Fatalities 514 People Died in Alabama Highway Wrecks in 2012 http://apr.org/post/514-people-died-alabama-highway-wrecks-2012 <DIV> <P>Preliminary figures show that 514 people died in state highway accidents investigated by state troopers in 2012.</P> <P>The numbers were released recently by the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Department of Public Safety.</P> <P>State officials said that in 59 percent, or 251 of the statewide fatalities investigated by state troopers, the victims were not wearing seat belts.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/Y4u48O) that state troopers investigate traffic wrecks that occur on Alabama's rural, state, U.S. and interstate highways. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:25:43 +0000 The Associated Press 24723 at http://apr.org 514 People Died in Alabama Highway Wrecks in 2012