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More Wisconsinites Using Seat Belts

A State Patrol survey finds 75% of Wisconsin motorists are using their seat belts.

The State Patrol says that's a slight increase from last summer when 73% used seat belts.

The figure is below the national average of 82%.

The survey finds 81% of women buckle up in Wisconsin compared with 70% of men.

Seat belt use is lower for pickup truck drivers -- 63% use them compared with 8% of van and minivan motorists.

Wisconsin is behind neighboring states in buckling up. Ninety-four percent of motorists in Michigan say they use seat belts, while 88% of driver in Illinois say they use belts.


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