N.R.M.A. SURVEY - AVAILABILITY, WEARING AND ADJUSTMENT OF SEAT BELTS - 1978

In November, 1978 the n.r.m.a. Carried out the fourth in A series of surveys to assess the availability, wearing and adjustment of seat belts. 3709 adults were observed and 3637 (98.1%) had seat belts available to them; 43 percent were of the inertia reel type. Of those observed with seat belts available to them, 14.5 percent were not wearing them and 22.2% wore the seat belt incorrectly adjusted. One of the significant factors found in this survey and the previous survey (1976) was that almost 90 percent of adults with inertia reel seat belts available were wearing them and wearing them correctly adjusted compared with 43 percent for other conventional static type belts. A slightly higher percentage of females were not wearing their seat belts, and a higher percentage of females wore incorrectly adjusted seat belts. Inertia reel belts were better adjusted and were more likely to be worn than static belts. Rear seat passengers were less likely to wear an available seat belt. At present very few rear belts are of the inertia reel type. Only 3 percent of adults in this survey were in the rear compartment of which 32% wore the available seat belts correctly adjusted. /TRRL/

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    NATIONAL ROADS AND MOTORISTS' ASSOCIATION

    151 CLARENCE STREET
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Fleming, D M
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Accession Number: 00300221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM