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When do they update the numbers on the seatbelt compliance signs?

Vaughn Hagerty
StarNews

Actually, you shouldn’t see those signs anymore.

The N.C. Department of Transportation had about a dozen or so signs up throughout the area that showed recent compliance with seatbelt laws, said Joe Chance, deputy divisional engineer with the DOT.

But, the DOT took down the signs about six months ago because it couldn’t get timely information from the city of Wilmington, Chance said. When the signs were removed, the data was about six months old, he said. They had been updated every three months. Older statistics really weren’t all that useful, Chance said.

It didn’t make sense to leave them up, since they’re expensive to replace if damaged.

Did you see a stray sign somewhere? Chance said you should call Rod Wyatt at (910) 341-0300.

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One Response to “ When do they update the numbers on the seatbelt compliance signs?”

  1. On June 7, 2009 at 11:31 am Tracy Roillins wrote:

    Gosh-How hard is it to get seat belt use %? It seems with all the highway fatalities blamed on no seat belts they would have left the signs up anyway as reminder?
    Also, the response from DOT seems a bit odd. If it cost so much to replace the sign not just wait till it falls down & not replace it?
    Interesting answers indeed.



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