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  • Seatbelt laws encourage obese drivers to buckle up

    Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson led a study that found that, though seatbelt use drops as obesity rises, states with primary seatbelt laws saw a drop nearly nine times less than states without such laws.

    Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson led a study that found that, though seatbelt use drops as obesity rises, states with primary seatbelt laws saw a drop nearly nine times less than states without such laws.

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  • To contact Sheldon H. Jacobson, call 217-244-7275; email: bracketodds@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Seatbelt usage: Is there an association with obesity?” is available online.