SAPD releases Feb-March results for seat belt survey

SAPD released statistics in its ongoing Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In safety campaign Monday afternoon. Approximately 665 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of February.

Results indicate that the overall seat belt use rate is 94.9%. This is 4.2% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 7.9% higher than the national average of 87%, and 1.8% higher than San Angelo’s October baseline of 93.1%.

February’s surveys took place in five locations in the area. In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

Women – 95.8%

Men – 93.8%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Pickup Truck

Approximately 644 seat belt observations were conducted in San Angelo during the month of March.

March results indicate that overall seat belt use rate is 95.3%.  This is 4.6% higher than the state average of 90.7%, 8.3% higher than the national average of 87%, and 2.2% higher than San Angelo’s October baseline of 93.1%.

March’s surveys took place in five locations in the area. In addition to the general use rate data, findings showed the following:

Women – 96%

Men – 94.8%

Highest Age Group for Belt Use: 60 +

Lowest Age Group for Belt Use: <24

Highest Vehicle for Belt Use: Pickup Truck

Lowest Vehicle for Belt Use: Van

 

Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In is made up of the San Angelo Police Department and a network of community partners, including SAISD and Live Design and Print Shop.

For more information about Buckle Down & Stay Strapped In or to become a partner, contact Officer Tracy Gonzalez at tracy.gonzalez@sanangelopolice.org.