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Report: Adults less likely to buckle up in back seat

Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 21:59:41-04

A report shows a surprising number of people don't buckle up when they're in the back seat of a vehicle.

72 percent of people in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety survey said they always wear their seat belt in the back seat. The same survey found that 91 percent of people said they always use their seat belt when traveling in the front seat.

Studies show passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash if they're riding in the back seat and don't have their seat belt on.

Nearly two dozen states don't make passengers buckle up in the back seat. It's a secondary offense in Nevada.