Fifty-two annotated citations on attitudes toward restraint systems are provided, grouped into two sections: U.S. studies on air bags or air bags and seat belts, and studies on seat belts only. While the negative factors often associated with both air bags (cost) and seat belts (discomfort/inconvenience) tend to be consistent in the literature, studies dealing with approval of belt use laws show positive attitudes in countries having such legislation, while there is some disagreement on attitudes toward this type of legislation in the U.S. As expected, there is often a positive correlation between seat belt usage and positive attitudes toward them. A large percentage of the population agrees that belts are useful as a safety device; however, a very small percentage actually wears them. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Teknekron, Incorporated.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Grimmm, A C
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-77-32
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM