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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION
SECTION I SAFETY BELTS SAVE LIVES
  Motor Vehicle Crashes - A Leading Cause of Death and Injury
  Wearing a Safety Belt - The Simplest and Least Expensive Way To Reduce Deaths and Serious Injuries
  Efforts to Increase Safety Belt Use
SECTION II - THE CASE FOR PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT
  Increasing Compliance with Safety Belt Use Laws
  Heightened Public Perception of the Importance of Safety Belt Use
  Increased Law Enforcement Support for Enforcing Safety Belt Laws
  Educating the Public about Primary Enforcement
  Adjudication - Appropriate Penalties for Non-Use
  Community Support for Primary Safety Belt Use Laws
  Safety Belt Performance Grants
  Click It or Ticket - A Combination of Public Education and Enforcement that Works
SECTION III - THE LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF UPGRADING TO A PRIMARY LAW
  Lower Fatality Rates
  Economic Savings
SECTION IV - EXAMPLES OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PRIMARY LAWS
SECTION V PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR SAFETY BELT USE LAWS
  Attitudes, Knowledge, and Experience with Safety Belt Laws and their Enforcement
  Awareness of Primary/Secondary Enforcement Provisions in their State
  Support for Primary Enforcement
  Perceived Risk of Personally Being Ticketed
  Preferred Level of Enforcement Activity
  Increasing Acceptance of Primary Enforcement
SECTION VI - RESPONDING TO OBJECTIONS TO A PRIMARY SAFETY BELT USE LAW
  Personal Choice and Individual Rights
  Concern about Harassment
APPENDIX A - Fact Sheets
  The Facts: It's Time to Buckle Up
  The Facts: The Economic Burden on Non-Belt Use
  Q's and A's
  Myths and Facts
APPENDIX B
  Fundamentals for Upgrading from a Secondary to a Primary Safety Belt Use Law
APPENDIX C
  Model Law
APPENDIX D
  Federal and State Resources
APPENDIX E
  Potential Supporters of Primary Enforcement and Other State Traffic Safety Laws
APPENDIX F
State Safety Belt Laws