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Legislation that would require all back seat passengers to wear seat belts sailed through Connecticut's General Assembly on March 19. A public health committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill that would widen the state's seat-belt law to cover everyone riding in a motor vehicle, reports the New Haven Register.

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U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

Safety Tip: Seat Belt Check List

As an IIHS survey underscores, some people don't bother to buckle up -- particularly when they're riding in the back seat. A simple reminder from the driver can make all occupants safer.

Buckling Up in Back

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that many rear-seat passengers don't bother to wear seat belts on every trip. It's a decision that compromises the safety of everyone in the vehicle. Video courtesy of IIHS. For a related safety tip, click here.

Why Fleet Drivers Need to Buckle Up

Each year, U.S. employers spend billions on traffic accidents involving workers who didn’t wear a seat belt. And some workers are more likely to ditch the belt than others.