RESTRAINT SYSTEM USAGE-EDUCTAION, ELECTRONIC INDUCEMENT SYSTEMS OR MANDATORY USAGE LEGISLATION?

BELT TYPE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE VAST MAJORITY OF PASSENGER CARS IN THE U.S., BUT USAGE RATES REMAIN AT A LOW LEVEL (30% OR LESS FOR LAP BELTS, LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT FOR SHOULDER BELTS) IN SPITE OF EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGNS, BUZZER LIGHT WARNING SYSTEM AND THE RISK OF CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCY IN PROSECUTING A LIABILITY ACTION ON BEHALF OF AN INJURED VEHICLE OCCUPANT. A REVIEW OF PAST, PRESENT, AND CONTEMPLATED METHODS OF INDUCING BELT RESTRAINT SYSTEM USAGE IS PRESENTED. THE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES OF PAST EFFORTS AND THE REASONS FOR BELT REJECTION BY THE MAJORITY OF VEHICLE OCCUPANTS IS EXAMINED. THE ADVANTAGE OF MANDATORY USAGE LEGISLATION IS ITS PROVEN EFFECTIVENESS.

  • Authors:
    • STATES, J D
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00239015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM