Kentucky seat belt information
Kentucky’s seat belt usage rate increased with the passage of the primary law from 67.2 percent in 2006 to 86.1 percent in 2014. However, that is still below the national usage rate of 87 percent.
Even with the passage of our primary seat belt law, Kentucky undoubtedly experiences far too many deaths which could be avoided with the simple use of a seatbelt.
There were 672 total highway fatalities in Kentucky in 2014, with 521 killed in motor vehicles. Of those 521 fatalities, 61 percent (319) were not wearing a seat belt.
Clearly this is an indication that people are not taking the law seriously, or they’re just not aware of the huge risk being taken by not buckling up.
Drivers are responsible for making sure everyone in the vehicle is buckled up. Drivers will be fined for each person that is not wearing a seat belt.