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Safety Belt Use Increased Since 2007 Among Truck Drivers, New Survey Says

Seat belt use up since 2007 among truck drivers TT File Photo

The number of truck drivers wearing safety belts increased by more than 20% since 2007, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017

Truckers' Use of Seat Belts Increases as Fatal Crashes Decline, Data Show

A closer look at fatality and injury data released last month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration showed increased use of seat belts by truck drivers but more trucks involved in fatal crashes in work zones.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2016

Seat Belt Tickets Peak in Summer, Vigillo Says

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Citations for failure to use seat belts have a seasonal component — peaking in the summer and falling in the winter — according to a report from data analysis company Vigillo.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2015

Truck Makers Issue Recall for Defective Seat Belts

Several truck makers have recalled thousands of heavy-duty trucks because of possible seat belt defects that may make the devices difficult to unlatch.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
January 2, 2014

Speed, Lack of Seat Belts Cited By U.S. in Truck Fatality Spike

WASHINGTON — One-third of the 635 truck occupants who died in accidents during 2011 were not wearing a seat belt, according to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration analysis released last week.

January 21, 2013