Alabama Traffic Deaths
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Mon April 1, 2013

Seatbelts Not Worn In 59 Percent Of Car Fatalities

Alabama Highway Patrol traffic statistics show that seatbelts weren't worn in 59 percent of traffic fatalities in 2012
Credit Press-Register/Mike Kittrell

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.

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.

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