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Survey finds seat belt use up in region; belts save lives

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WILLMAR -- Seat belt use in southwest Minnesota is up 1.4 percent, according to a recent survey completed by a multi-agency effort of Toward Zero Deaths on our roadways.

The September 2012 survey shows a regional rate of 82.5 percent seat belt usage. In 2011, that same survey reported 81.1 percent of drivers and passengers were observed as wearing their seat belts.

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