The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office reported Maryland’s preliminary statewide seat belt usage, based on an annual survey, with a rate of 92.1% compliance — a slight decrease from 92.7% in 2022. The annual Roadside Observational Survey was completed in June and observed 33,882 drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks in 14 jurisdictions across the state on primary, secondary and local roads. The observations included 6,531 passengers.
Seat belt usage down slightly since last year
November 20, 2023