From US Highway Deaths At Lowest Levels Since 1961:
Seat belt use in 2008 climbed to 83 percent, a record. Fourteen states and the nation's capital had rates of 90 percent or better. Michigan had the highest seat belt use rate with 97.2 percent, followed by Hawaii with 97 percent and Washington state at 96.5 percent. Massachusetts had the lowest rate, 66.8 percent, while it was under 70 percent in New Hampshire and Wyoming.
I'm telling you - from being the only state to opt for McGovern in 1972:
To an astounding super-majority voting TO TAX THEMSELVES:
And now to this list we'll add being the least seat-belted state in the country!
The biggest threat to our lives and our family's lives remains on the roadways. You just have to be an absolute Moron not to buckle up.
I could be wrong, but I suspect it's mostly 'old coots' and 'old bags' that refuse to utilize seat-belts (and we have a boatload of them!). They complain that belts are *too uncomfortable*. I don't know about the rest of y'all, but when I'm not fastened in I feel pretty darn uncomfortable.
See Massachusetts - More Morons Than Your State and also my old yet oft-visited post Marginalizing Bad Drivers.