The result is derived from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS). While the statistics show that seat-belt usage only rose 1% from 2012, the important statistic to note is that seat-belt usage has steadily increased since 1995.
Another very intriguing statistic is the fact that "primary law" States continued to have higher seat-belt usage than "secondary law" States. A "primary law" State is one in which a driver or passenger can pulled over solely for failing to wear a seat-belt. 33 states employ primary seat-belt laws. A "secondary law" State either has no seat-belt laws, or weaker enforcement laws.
These statistics may help in persuading the other 17 states to enforce primary seat-belt laws in order to protect their citizens on the road.
Remember, it only takes three seconds to possibly save your life by buckling up. Be a part of the movement, and together we can help the entire nation use their seat-belts and drive safe.