In 2013, there were over 365 unrestrained accidents in North Carolina, wrecks causing fatalities where the victim was not wearing a seatbelt, according to state statistics. The highest age bracket are those between15 and 29 years of age. The current seat belt usage rate in North Carolina is 88.6%, but state reports say over 40% of motor vehicle fatalities each year continue to be due to unrestrained drivers and passengers.