Keeping track of trends in seat belt and child safety seat use provides useful information for planning and targeting education efforts. Transport Canada has been providing provincial seat belt wearing rates since early 2000s. In 1999, Alberta conducted the first Rural Seat Belt Survey, providing useful information that showed a distinct difference between urban and rural use patterns. In 2004, Transport Canada began reporting on rural seat belt wearing rates for all provinces.
Alberta Transportation – Seat Belt Use in Alberta
Seat Belt Use Rates (pdf) (April 2011)
Transport Canada – Seat Belt Use in Canada
2011 Results of Transport Canada’s Rural and Urban Surveys of Seat Belt Use in Canada 2009-2010 (pdf)
2005 Transport Canada’s Surveys of Seat Belt Use in Canada, 2004-2005
2002-2003 Results of Transport Canada’s surveys of seat belt use in Canada 2002-2003