Safety belts in the United States: recent developments and findings

This paper briefly reviews the development of regulations requiring safety belts and use-inducing systems in US vehicles. Also covered are studies directed to identifying safety belt system characteristics and other factors influencing the use and non-use of safety belts, with particular emphasis on comfort and convenience aspects of design and operation. The final section of the paper is devoted to discussion of the crash protective effectiveness of belt restraint systems. (A)


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 144-73

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01440808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0642013772
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:15PM