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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas


Apr 8, 2009
Press Release

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows seat belt usage in Texas exceeds 90 percent

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today commended the more than 90 percent of Texans who use seat belts.  A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis and released Monday found that seat belt use in Texas was 91.2 percent in 2008.

“Buckling your seat belt is one of the most effective ways to keep yourself safe in a passenger vehicle, and it’s incredibly easy to do,” Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson said.  “This study demonstrates the strong commitment Texans have to motor vehicle safety.  I hope we can strengthen that commitment and reach 100 percent seat belt usage.  I encourage all Texans to buckle up.”

U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.