Americans buckling up more than ever before

9:44 PM, Nov 18, 2012   |    comments
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According to the National Highway Safety Administration's annual survey of seat belt use, the number of drivers who are using their safety belts is not at 86 percent, which is up by two percent from last year.

Officials say seat belt use in the south increased by five percent from last year from 80 to 85 percent, while the west has the highest percentage of seat belt users at 94 percent.

AAA projects that 39.1 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more by car during the Thanksgiving holidays.

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