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A new study by 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the rate of death’s on the nation’s highways using data from 2013. Utah was found to be the 9th safest state highway safety. While Utah is a safer environment for driving with only 7.6 highway deaths per 100,000 people per year, the citizens of Utah where slightly below the national average of seat belt use of 87%, at 82%.

The message we can take away from the this is that while Utah is a safer environment for highway safety than most states, we could see even more improvement if we each took a little more time to wear our seatbelts. Click the links below to further read information on the study and the Salt Lake Tribune’s response.

24/7 Wall Street Study

Salt Lake Tribune Article

Aaron Tillmann is an Oregon personal injury attorney in downtown Portland, Oregon. Tillmann Law serves Oregon clients and will serve the Multnomah Clackamas, Washington, Yamhill, and Marion counties. Mr. Tillmann also services the Millcreek, Murray, Holladay, Cottonwood Heights, Sandy and Draper areas of Utah. He also services the Millcreek, Murray, Holladay, Cottonwood Heights, Sandy and Draper areas of Utah.

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