Seatbelt usage is down 4 percent since 2009. Every percentage point counts as 10 traffic deaths.
Authorities say 8,701 tickets were written during a recent four-day crackdown on seat belt use, a six percent increase over a similar effort a year ago.
Just two days after refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler has decided to do two other recalls totaling 630,000 vehicles worldwide.
Law enforcement officers are hoping their annual campaign to ticket seat belt scofflaws will push up Michigan’s compliance rate.
The latest Click it or Ticket campaign kicks off Monday, where police will be ticketing you if they catch you not buckled up to increase seat belt use.
Macomb County will be a test site for a new method of preventing crime and traffic crashes.
This Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Michigan State Police troopers will be patrolling roads as part of the nationwide Operation C.A.R.E. traffic safety initiative.
Police say a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign that included the Memorial Day holiday resulted in more than 9,000 tickets.
Livonia-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. Wednesday unveiled a new intelligent safety system that combines TRW’s Automatic Emergency Braking system with its Active Control Retractor seat belt technology to reinforce driver warning; improve occupant position in relation to the vehicle’s airbag restraint system; and provide automatic braking support.
The number of people dying on the nation’s roads has fallen to its lowest level in six decades, helped by a combination of seat belts, safer cars and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws.