PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A new report from car shopping app CoPilot shows about 6 percent of commuters in Virginia don’t wear seat belts. It also shows that sliver of drivers account for nearly half of those killed in car crashes in the state.
Virginia was ranked the 28th best state for percentage of adults reporting regular seat belt use. New Hampshire had the highest number of adults not reporting wear a seatbelt regularly with 17.2% and second highest percentage of unrestrained occupants killed in crashes with 71.2%. South Dakota was second in lack of seat belt use with 15%, and was just higher than New Hampshire in fatalities with 71.2%.
California had the highest number of people reporting seat belt use and second lowest percentage of fatalities due to unrestrained drivers. The state has the highest number of commuters with more than