Utahns Are Buckling Up

Utahns Are Buckling Up

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- People in Utah are fastening their seat belts.

Whether they're going across town or across the state, a new survey shows that 85 percent of Utah drivers and front-seat passengers buckle up.

That's more than ever before.

As recently as 1986, fewer than 20 percent said they buckled their seat belts.

Seat belt use has increased steadily since then.

The Utah Department of Public Safety, which conducts the surveys, says the increase has a lot to do with informing the public -- that seat belts save lives.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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