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Kansas Adult Observational Safety Belt Usage Rates


(Percentage %)
(Driver/Front Outboard Passenger)

  2002 2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
KS Rate (age 14+)
61
64
68
69
73
75
77
77
82
83
US Rate
75
79
80
82
81
82
83
84
85
84

 

View the Kansas Safety Belt Use Act (KSA 8-2501).

Methodology of Adult Survey - based on the federal guidelines in the Uniform Criteria manual. The Kansas survey is now performed at 544 sites on 3 different road types in 35 randomly selected counties which encompass 85% of the population of Kansas. The survey is conducted in June and July. The survey observed more than 65,000 drivers and passengers.

Kansas Safety Belt Usage Rates by Road Types
(Percentage %)

 
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Rural Interstate( ie.. I-70)
78
84
83
91
91
89
91
Rural Principle Arterials and Minor Arterials (ie..undivided US or K Hwys)
68
72
73
76
76
81
84
Rural Major & Minor Collectors (county roads)
57
60
65
67
64
71
75
Urban Interstate (ie..I-435)
78
84
85
84
85
87
86
Urban Freeways, Expressways, Minor Arterials (ie..divided US or K roads)
67
71
73
72
72
81
81
Urban Collectors (ie..city streets)
63
67
64
63
62
75
80

 

Kansas Safety Belt Usage Rates by County
(Percentage %)

County
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Atchison
56
63
57
73
66
70
73
Cowley
65
64
62
75
79
73
80
Crawford
49
46
53
56
55
72
78
Douglas
67
76
78
84
78
84
81
Ellis
64
61
69
71
64
71
74
Finney
56
58
57
61
64
76
73
Harvey
70
70
69
72
68
83
85
Johnson
82
85
82
80
78
86
86
Leavenworth
77
79
74
86
77
75
87
Lyon
73
75
77
82
82
85
87
Montgomery
49
51
57
60
62
63
69
Neosho
63
64
64
69
66
72
66
Pottawatomie
59
69
76
74
81
77
86
Reno
62
66
70
65
66
73
77
Saline
70
64
71
76
77
76
81
Sedgwick
69
73
80
81
83
88
89
Seward
68
68
66
75
61
74
85
Shawnee
67
79
79
70
76
83
82
Sumner
59
75
72
82
85
89
88
Wyandotte
63
76
76
83
81
75
71

 

Kansas Child Observational Safety Belt Usage Rates

Kansas Child Observational Safety Belt Restraint Usage Rates
(Percentage %)

 
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Children (age 0-4)
81
83
88
93
96
97
97
97
Children (age 5-9)
49
53
62
69
73
76
77
79
Children (age 10-14)
47
48
55
63
67
67
71
77
Children (age 15-17)
61
65
71
78
Overall % Belted
59
61
68
75
75
77
80
83

View the Child Passenger Safety Act (KSA 8-1343).

Methodology of Child Survey - based on the guidelines used in the adult survey. The Kansas survey is performed at 398 sites where children are transported (ie.. day cares, department stores, elementary and middle schools) in 20 randomly selected counties which encompass 85% of the population of Kansas. The survey is conducted in March, April and May. The survey observed more than 33,000 children in 2012.

Child Safety Belt Usage Rates by County
(Percentage %)

County  
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Atchison  
  Ages (0-4)
85
78
89
97
95
93
92
93
  Ages (5-9)
52
55
64
67
59
66
78
79
  Ages (10-14)
39
50
49
47
42
47
49
55
  Ages (15-17)        
33
37
34
61
 

Overall % Belted

57
60
66
68
57
61
64
72
Cowley  
  Ages (0-4)
68
83
95
88
86
95
99
100
  Ages (5-9)
31
37
55
67
72
65
78
83
  Ages (10-14)
37
47
57
74
79
65
71
75
  Ages (15-17)        
50
50
63
78
  Overall % Belted
44
54
68
76
73
70
78
84
Crawford  
  Ages (0-4)
71
79
85
88
91
95
97
95
  Ages (5-9)
32
35
40
44
49
70
79
75
  Ages (10-14)
18
27
28
29
34
70
80
81
  Age (15-17)        
38
69
80
79
 
Overall % Belted
41
47
51
54
55
77
84
83
Douglas  
  Ages (0-4)
93
91
92
99
91
92
96
98
  Ages (5-9)
60
71
78
80
69
74
79
87
  Ages (10-14)
66
63
69
68
55
63
75
85
  Ages (15-17)        
50
67
73
88
  Overall % Belted
73
75
80
82
67
75
82
90
Ellis  
  Ages (0-4)
70
91
83
82
98
99
100
100
  Ages (5-9)
45
56
64
62
63
62
80
84
  Ages (10-14)
36
56
54
57
67
59
71
80
  Ages (15-17)        
43
47
56
60
  Overall % Belted
58
67
66
67
69
68
77
82
Finney  
  Ages (0-4)
70
67
69
82
91
97
99
99
  Ages (5-9)
45
47
48
48
75
87
88
81
  Ages (10-14)
36
50
51
48
68
79
84
80
  Ages (15-17)        
49
63
72
74
  Overall % Belted
51
55
57
60
74
85
88
85
Harvey  
  Ages (0-4)
77
75
73
79
79
79
83
81
  Ages (5-9)
35
36
35
38
36
42
57
57
  Ages (10-14)
53
44
49
55
59
65
70
71
  Ages (15-17)        
58
56
58
62
  Overall % Belted
55
51
52
57
58
61
68
68
Johnson  
  Ages (0-4)
90
91
93
94
97
99
100
99
  Ages (5-9)
59
60
62
63
72
78
80
85
  Ages (10-14)
59
58
60
65
69
69
74
83
  Ages (15-17)        
84
85
87
88
  Overall % Belted
69
70
71
74
80
82
85
89
Leavenworth  
  Ages (0-4)
84
93
96
95
95
98
96
95
  Ages (5-9)
48
55
57
60
69
69
68
73
  Ages (10-14)
47
50
56
66
73
75
74
78
  Ages (15-17)        
70
60
64
73
  Overall % Belted
59
65
69
73
77
77
76
80
Lyon  
  Ages (0-4)
77
77
86
94
97
94
95
97
  Ages (5-9)
42
46
68
79
70
68
74
74
  Ages (10-14)
42
41
64
75
68
67
81
81
  Ages (15-17)        
41
40
59
69
  Overall % Belted
53
55
73
83
71
40
79
81
Montgomery  
  Ages (0-4)
69
78
82
80
81
85
81
89
  Ages (5-9)
35
37
39
40
42
52
50
68
  Ages (10-14)
23
30
31
33
40
48
45
68
  Ages (15-17)        
24
28
46
70
  Overall % Belted
41
47
49
49
47
54
55
74
Neosho  
  Ages (0-4)
54
59
67
73
86
89
92
92
  Ages (5-9)
27
27
30
40
44
49
59
57
  Ages (10-14)
29
34
44
41
32
42
54
50
  Ages (15-17)        
24
39
48
60
  Overall % Belted
36
39
47
50
46
54
63
63
Pottawatomie  
  Ages (0-4)
80
86
92
95
88
82
90
95
  Ages (5-9)
46
55
64
80
67
61
72
78
  Ages (10-14)
52
56
62
79
74
66
71
82
  Ages (15-17)        
51
45
61
72
  Overall % Belted
59
65
72
84
71
65
74
83
Reno  
  Ages (0-4)
81
88
99
100
98
98
99
100
  Ages (5-9)
41
57
82
90
83
74
77
87
  Ages (10-14)
41
58
74
79
77
63
63
77
  Ages (15-17)        
67
57
65
67
  Overall % Belted
54
67
84
89
82
74
77
84
Saline  
  Ages (0-4)
84
85
86
86
99
96
97
99
  Ages (5-9)
64
66
70
73
80
74
84
90
  Ages (10-14)
54
57
64
68
72
57
67
79
  Ages (15-17)        
70
61
66
77
  Overall % Belted
67
69
73
76
81
73
79
87
Sedgwick  
  Ages (0-4)
83
87
94
99
99
99
100
100
  Ages (5-9)
49
55
72
88
87
82
81
84
  Ages (10-14)
48
43
54
72
79
77
72
76
  Ages (15-17)        
76
78
80
86
  Overall % Belted
60
62
73
86
86
85
83
86
Seward  
  Ages (0-4)
74
64
66
82
96
93
93
96
  Ages (5-9)
39
43
45
56
76
69
72
77
  Ages (10-14)
36
44
42
55
71
65
68
75
  Ages (15-17)        
45
46
52
72
  Overall % Belted
51
51
51
65
76
71
74
82
Shawnee  
  Ages (0-4)
84
80
86
95
95
96
98
97
  Ages (5-9)
66
61
62
74
71
75
82
66
  Ages (10-14)
52
48
53
64
57
58
70
70
  Ages (15-17)        
47
64
70
78
  Overall % Belted
67
63
67
77
69
74
81
78
Sumner  
  Ages (0-4)
79
82
92
95
98
97
96
95
  Ages (5-9)
33
45
68
72
63
64
74
77
  Ages (10-14)
30
37
57
59
59
59
68
80
  Ages (15-17)        
49
54
59
71
  Overall % Belted
45
52
71
74
67
68
74
81
Wyandotte  
  Ages (0-4)
68
70
78
93
99
100
100
91
  Ages (5-9)
39
44
57
62
81
93
68
73
  Ages (10-14)
32
41
50
58
63
70
63
71
  Ages (15-17)        
42
44
56
64
  Overall % Belted
47
52
62
71
75
81
74
76