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Dougherty seatbelt use is excellent

June 23, 2005

Albany-- Albany and Dougherty County may lag the state averages in some areas, but not when it comes to seatbelt use.

A survey completed early in June, and just released today, shows that seatbelt among drivers in Albany stands at 92%, among the highest in Georgia.

Albany Safe Communities, in conjunction with the Governor's Office on Highway Safety, surveyed drivers and say that women driving cars had the best percentage of seatbelt use, and men driving trucks had the lowest.

Officials say that despite the great rate of seatbelt use, they are still concerned about recent traffic fatalities in South Georgia. In many cases, people who die in wrecks are not wearing seat belts.


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