Click It or Ticket Campaign
ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASE: Published 5-14-2013
In 2011, 10,135 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor
vehicle crashes nationwide between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m.
and 5:59 a.m. Nearly two-thirds (62%) of those who died were not
wearing their seat belts at the time of the crashes, compared to
less than half (43%) of the passenger vehicle occupants during
In Oklahoma, 286 people died in unbelted crashes in 2011.
That's over 55% of the 515 people who died in vehicle crashes on
Night-time drivers and passengers continue to be among those
least likely to wear seat belts. Consequently, they are also
among those most likely to die in motor vehicle crashes.