Rhode Island state police say a 9-month education and
enforcement program has produced big results in terms of getting truckers to
The Boston Globe
reports that before the clampdown started in January, only 36 percent of truck
drivers on interstates in the state were belted up.
A new survey this fall found 54 percent of truck drivers
were wearing their belts on the interstates - an 18 percent increase that one
state police spokesman called "phenomenal."