DEGREE OF BENEFIT OF BELTS IN REDUCING INJURY -- AN ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN STUDY DISCREPANCIES
Numerous analyses of accident injury data have tried to assess safety belt benefits, but they have not been able to reflect a consensus on the degree of these benefits. This paper examines seventeen safety belt studies to identify the possible causes for the disparate assessments. Factors that contribute to this disparity include differences in injury scale values, inaccuracies in reporting occupants' belt status, and variations in sampling criteria.
- Preprints from SAE Meeting, June 11-15, 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Campbell, B J
- Reinfurt, D W
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Crash data; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Mathematical analysis; Reduction (Chemistry); Sampling; Seat belts; Variables
- Uncontrolled Terms: Criteria; Data analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Reduction; Variations
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00303374
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790684
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM