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ALDOT: Seat belts not used in 59 percent of traffic fatalities

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Alabama Department of Public Transportation (ALDOT) says that in 2012, nearly 60 percent of people killed in traffic accidents were not wearing seat belts.

The data was compiled from state troopers' investigations. Already in 2013, preliminary traffic data shows that 60 percent of fatalities were not wearing seat belts.

The fatalities break down as follows:

2012

-513 people died in crashes.

-424 (82.6 percent) victims were in vehicles with seat belts; of those victims, 251 (59 percent) were not wearing seat belts.

2013 (year to date)

-111 people died in crashes.

-95 (85.5 percent) were in vehicles with seat belts; of those victims, 56 (60 percent) were not restrained.

Alabama law requires that all drivers, front seat passengers and children between 6 and 15 wear seat belts. In addition, children younger than 6 must travel in a child safety seat.

Reporter John Huddleston is investigating this story and will have more tonight on FOX6 News at 9 and 10.

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