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Last updated 2:53AM ET
July 16, 2018
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Colorado Seatbelt Use Hits Record
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HOST LEAD: More motorists in Colorado are using seatbelts, according to a just completed study.
But usage continues to lag among drivers in one of the most vulnerable age groups.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: The study, conducted in June and July by Colorado State University's Institute of Transportation Management, suggests 81.1 percent of motorists in the state use seatbelts, an all time high.
Usage is greatest on the front range, at 83-percent.
79-percent of West Slope motorists buckle up, 77-percent of Eastern Colorado Motorists use belts.
The report found belt use among teens in Colorado is considerably lower than the rest of the population.
It's estimated 73-percent of 16-to-20 years olds wear seatbelts.
More than 12-thousand citations were handed out by law enforcement personnel during May's statewide Click It Or Ticket seatbelt campaign.
Federal grants have been received to conduct four more enforcement campaigns in various regions of the state over the next eight months.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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