Study reveals that stringent belt laws make teens to buckle up

A fresh study found that teen passengers, drivers are more likely to wear seatbelts when they are in states having primary enforcement seat belt laws frequently encouraged as “click or ticket “laws.

A primary law permits the police to prevent and ticket drivers only if they are found not wearing seat belts. Under a secondary law, the law enforcement can only ticket drivers without seat belts, if they are prevented for other causes like speeding.

As per the report published in American Journal of Public Health’s online nineteenth edition, the Primary seat belt laws have confirmed to have minimized death rates to a great extent that occur in traffic mishaps.

In the latest study, the investigators observed information of more than three thousand high school student drivers in the US, who participated in the National Young Driver Survey in 2006. The investigation showed that in States having secondary law, it was found the teens are twelve percent less likely to wear seat belt whilst driving and fifteen percent less likely to do as passengers, when compared to teens residing in states having primary laws.

Also the researchers found that in States’ having secondary laws, the teens utilize of seatbelts reduced as they evolved from learners to unobstructed license owner. This did not happen in States having primary laws.

The study also found that low rate of seatbelt utilize is found among the rural residents, blacks, academically challenged undergraduates and pickup truck drivers.

The research revealed that the primary-enforcement safety belt laws play a significant role in justifying the difference in use of safety belt amongst particular teenaged subpopulation bunch .

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