Safety Belt Use Rate Statistics

In June of 2007, the Maine State Legislature passed a law allowing for primary enforcement of Maine’s seat belt law.  The law became effective in September of 2007, but contained a grace period until April 2008 to allow Maine citizens to become aware of the new law. 

The following chart shows the safety belt usage rate in Maine for the past several years. 

Percent Observed Belt Use 2005 - 2012