Where does the data come from?
Trained observers are periodically visiting several different locations in Lee County to observe the seat belt use of drivers and front seat passengers. We use this data to calculate the percent of people in Lee County who are wearing their seatbelt and update the signs displayed throughout the county.
What information is collected?
The observers are recording whether drivers and front seat passengers are buckled up, the type of vehicle they are riding in (car, pickup truck, SUV, minivan, etc), age, and gender.
Are you reporting who isn’t wearing their seat belt to the police?
No. Observers are only observing seat belt use. They are not speaking to drivers or collecting any information from driver’s licenses, license plates, or any other official document.