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Seat Belt Usage Reports

File 2013 CDOT Distracted Driver Study
The Institute of Transportation Management of Colorado State University conducted a distracted driver study in the State of Colorado from April 28 through May 4, 2013. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety and involved observations at 88 sites in 12 counties across the State of Colorado. The survey included drivers of cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks.
File 2013 CDOT Pre-mobilization Seat Belt Survey
In May 2013, the Institute of Transportation Management of Colorado State University conducted a pre-mobilization seat belt usage assessment in the State of Colorado. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety and involved observations at 225 sites in 29 counties across the State of Colorado. The survey was conducted from May 5 through 11, 2013, as a “pre-enforcement wave” study, and included drivers and front seat outboard passengers within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light trucks, and select commercial vehicles 10,000 pounds and under.
File 2013 CDOT Statewide Seat Belt Survey
This report presents the results of a statewide seat belt usage study conducted for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety (OTS). The primary objective of this study was to provide an estimate of the seat belt usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2013.
File 2013 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Survey
The annual seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles was conducted in the State of Colorado by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from April 15 through 26, 2013. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 200 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
File 2013 Child Restraint Juvenile Seat Belt Survey
The Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) at Colorado State University conducted a comprehensive study of child safety restraint systems (child car seats and booster seats) and juvenile seat belt usage from June 16 through 29, 2013. The survey was designed to collect and analyze data related to usage of seat belts for drivers, safety restraint systems for children (newborn - 4 years), and booster and seat belt usage for juveniles (5 - 15 years). Vehicles included in the survey were passenger cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs used for private transportation. Commercial vehicles were not included in the study.
File 2010 Statewide Seat Belt Survey
The primary objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive statewide seat belt usage survey in order to determine the usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2010. The statewide survey was conducted in the same month (June) as preceding surveys with essentially the same field observers used in previous studies in order to leverage the training and experience and to maintain statistical confidence in the data-gathering task. The survey was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management, College of Business, Colorado State University under the sponsorship of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety. Observational data were analyzed by the Institute of Transportation Management with the assistance of the Franklin A. Graybill Statistical Laboratory of the College of Natural Sciences.
File 2009 Child Restraint Juvenile Seat Belt Survey
The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of child safety restraint system and juvenile seat belt usage for the State of Colorado in 2009.
File 2009 Statewide Seat Belt Survey
The primary objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive statewide seat belt usage survey in order to determine the usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2009.
File 2009 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Study
The primary objectives of the study were to - Conduct a seat belt usage survey within the State of Colorado to estimate the seat belt usage of teen drivers and outboard passengers in cars, vans, SUVs, and light trucks; Design a sampling procedure that would allow the optimal selection of survey sites and be statistically representative of State usage figures; Design a methodology that would minimize sampling error and variability; Complete the study within budget with a final report filed on or before July 1, 2009.
File 2010 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Survey
A seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles in the State of Colorado was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from May 3 through May 14, 2010. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 206 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
File 2011 CDOT Pre-Mobilization Seat Belt Survey
In May 2011, the Institute of Transportation Management of Colorado State University conducted a pre-mobilization seat belt usage assessment of drivers and outboard front seat passengers of non-commercial vehicles in the State of Colorado. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety and involved observations at 71 sites in nine counties across the State of Colorado. The survey was conducted from May 1 through May 7, 2011, as a “pre-enforcement wave” study, and included drivers and front seat outboard passengers within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
File 2011 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Survey
A seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles was conducted in the State of Colorado by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from April 11 through April 22, 2011. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 206 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
File 2011 Statewide Seat Belt Survey
The primary objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive statewide seat belt usage survey in order to determine the usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2011. The statewide survey was conducted in the same month (June) as preceding surveys with essentially the same field observers used in previous studies in order to leverage the training and experience and to maintain statistical confidence in the data-gathering task. The survey was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management, College of Business, Colorado State University under the sponsorship of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety. Observational data were analyzed by the Institute of Transportation Management with the assistance of the Franklin A. Graybill Statistical Laboratory of the College of Natural Sciences.
File 2011 Child Restraint Juvenile Seat Belt Survey
August 2011 - The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of child safety restraint systems, booster, and juvenile seat belt usage for the State of Colorado in 2011. Observations were conducted over a two-week period from June 19 through July 2, 2011 immediately following the 2011 Statewide Survey. The study was conducted by the Institute of Transportation Management, College of Business, Colorado State University under the sponsorship of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety (OTS). Observational data were collected and analyzed by the Institute of Transportation Management.
File 2012 Statewide Seat Belt Survey
This report presents the results of a seat belt usage study conducted for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety (OTS). The primary objective of this study was to determine the seat belt usage rate for the State of Colorado in 2012.
File 2012 CDOT Pre-Mobilization Seat Belt Survey
In May 2012, the Institute of Transportation Management of Colorado State University conducted a pre-mobilization seat belt usage assessment in the State of Colorado. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety and involved observations at 221 sites in 29 counties across the State of Colorado. The survey was conducted from May 13 through 19, 2012, as a “pre-enforcement wave” study, and included drivers and front seat outboard passengers within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), light trucks, and select commercial vehicles 10,000 pounds and under.
File 2010 Child Restraint Juvenile Seat Belt Survey
The purpose of this project was to conduct a comprehensive survey of child safety restraint system and juvenile seat belt usage for the State of Colorado in 2010.
File 2012 CDOT Teen Seat Belt Survey
A seat belt usage assessment of teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers of non-commercial vehicles was conducted in the State of Colorado by the Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) from April 23 through May 4, 2012. The study was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, Occupant Protection Program and involved observations at 205 sites in 18 counties across the State of Colorado. Specifically, teen drivers and teen front seat outboard passengers were observed for seat belt usage within cars, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and light trucks normally used for personal transportation. Commercial vehicles were excluded from this survey.
File 2012 Child Restraint Juvenile Seat Belt Survey
The Institute of Transportation Management (ITM) at Colorado State University conducted a comprehensive study of child safety restraint systems (child car seats and booster seats) and juvenile seat belt usage from June 17 through June 30, 2012. The survey was designed to collect and analyze data related to usage of seat belts for drivers, safety restraint systems for children (newborn - 4 years), and booster and seat belt usage for juveniles (5 - 15 years). Vehicles included in the survey were passenger cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs used for private transportation. Commercial vehicles were not included in the study.
File 2009 RETAC Seat Belt Survey
Regional Emergency and Trauma Advisory Councils (RETAC) Seat Belt Survey - This report summarizes the findings of a survey designed to assess the seat belt usage within six regions of the Regional Emergency and Trauma Advisory Councils (RETAC) of the State of Colorado.
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Seat Belt Use Rate

Colorado seat belt use rate: 82.9%
National average: 84%

Contact

Emily Wilfong
CDOT Public Relations Office
Emily.Wilfong@state.co.us
303-757-9484

Ilana Erez
Occupant Protection/Child Passenger Safety
(Not Click-It or Ticket related)
Ilana.Erez@state.co.us
303-757-9446