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Gov. Justice announces West Virginia seat belt usage rate hits all-time high


​​CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and his Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) announced today that the statewide seat belt usage rate for 2022 came in at 92.5 percent, a new record. This rate exceeds the national average of 90 percent.

 “It just doesn't get better than being able to say West Virginians are using their seatbelts more than ever before,” Gov. Justice said. “These seatbelt numbers are off the chart impressive, and I'm so glad to know West Virginians are being as safe as possible when they’re on our roads. Especially this time of year when the roads are getting slick, and it gets dark early, making sure you’re safe in a vehicle is important. Thank you West Virginia for taking care of yourselves and your family.”

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