BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana residents have set a new record and all it took was the click of a seat belt.
Governor John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that the useage rate for seat belts has reached an all-time high. A report prepared by the Preusser Research Group shows that 87.8 percent of Louisianaians are buckling up.
"The safety of the people of Louisiana is my top concern, and it is always great news to hear that we are setting a personal best record when it comes to increased safety on our roadways," Gov. Edwards said. "Put simply, seat belts save lives, and I am happy that more Louisianans are putting this policy into practice for the protection of everyone traveling through and around our state."
The research is based on surveys that were filled out in December 2016.