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Community Presentation Intro. Please use the following slides for your presentation to community leaders or members of the public. To enhance your presentation, consider including pictures and/or local data. Both national and Massachusetts-specific data are included in the following slides.

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Community Presentation Intro

  • Please use the following slides for your presentation to community leaders or members of the public.

  • To enhance your presentation, consider including pictures and/or local data.

  • Both national and Massachusetts-specific data are included in the following slides.

  • Language in [brackets] denotes that you should customize the section (by entering the name of your department, for example) or remove it altogether if the item isn’t applicable (if you do not have a CPS Technician on staff).

  • Questions about this presentation should be directed to Brittany Peters at EOPSS/HSD via email at brittany.peters@state.ma.us.


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= Salem State College


Massachusetts Annual Safety Belt Usage Goals vs. Actual Usage Rates

Figures by Percentage

Figures per Federal Fiscal Year (October 1 – September 30)


Primary vs. Secondary Safety Belt State Laws

  • MGL, Chapter 90, §13A requires that all drivers and passengers in a motor vehicle wear a safety belt.

  • Massachusetts is a secondary enforcement law state. Secondary enforcement laws allow police to ticket a motorist for not wearing a safety belt only if they witness another traffic offense first.

  • Despite significant efforts during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2010 to educate the legislature on the health and financial benefits of a primary seat belt law, the Massachusetts Legislature did not enact such legislation

  • Nationally, states with primary safety belt laws have 88% driver safety belt usage, while those with secondary enforcement have only 75%.


Safety Belts Save Lives

  • When used correctly, a safety belt system can reduce your chances of serious or fatal injury by up to 50%

  • The proper use position for an adult driver or passenger calls for the lap belt to sit low on the hips and the shoulder strap to fall across the chest

  • Increased safety belt use correlates with decreased injury rates in communities

  • Preliminary data for 2009 show the number of unrestrained passenger vehicle occupant fatalities in Massachusetts has declined by 13% from an average of 152 fatalities to an average of 135 fatalities from 2005-2009. However, one fatality is still too many.


Child Passenger Safety (CPS)

  • During FFY 2010, the Highway Safety Division (HSD) provided funding to train 121 new CPS technicians and recertify 28 former technicians across the state.

  • During FFY 2010, the State Police and 257 municipal police departments issued a total of 563 CPS citations during the federally-funded high-visibility traffic enforcement mobilizations.

  • [If you have a CPS Instructor or Technician on staff, use this space to list the contact information for him/her.]

  • [Also list any regularly scheduled CPS Fitting Stations the department runs or upcoming events.]


Click It or Ticket (CIOT) Initiatives

  • Massachusetts May Click It or Ticket high-visibility traffic enforcement Mobilization dates: May 23 – June 5, 2011.

  • [Use this space to note any educational activities (including safety belt surveys or any of the safety belt initiatives such) you are conducting]


For More Information

Visit the Highway Safety Division (HSD) website at: http://www.mass.gov/highwaysafety

Select the ‘Community Safety Belt Survey Initiatives’ link on the HSD homepage


Department Contact Information

[Use this space to list the information for the department’s grant contact. Include his/her name, title, email address and phone number.]


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