Healthy Communities

Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

According to Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Vital Statistics Section; in 2015, 526 Arkansans died in Motor Vehicle Crashes on our states roadways. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 190 of the total fatalities were not wearing their seat belt and 149 were impaired drivers with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) over the State of Arkansas’ legal limit.

Each year, NHTSA’s National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) is performed in Arkansas. In 2015, Arkansas’ seat belt rate was 74.4% and increased more in 2015 at 78%. By comparison, the nationwide average in 2014 was 87% and in 2015 increased to 89%.

To increase the use of seat belts in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Health is in the third year of funding from the Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office to provide seat belt use education to adults 20 years and older.

Educational Programs

Seat Belt Use: Myths and Facts                

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