THE SAFETY BELTS LAW WITH RESPECT TO PERSONAL INJURIES

BAELTESLAGENS EFFEKT UR PERSONSKADESYNPUNKT

The safety belts law prescribes that persons over fifteen years of age and at least one hundred centimeters long shall use safety belts when travelling in the front seats of passenger cars fitted with such belts. This report studies the effect of the safety belts law. Two thousand nine hundred and sixty nine car accidents, which occurred before the safety belt law was put in effect (1974), were analysed, and two thousand and twenty six which occurred after (1975). All the accidents involved different types of passenger cars of the make Volvo. The main results of the study show that: (1) the usage of safety belts before the safety belts law is 51%, (2) the usage of safety belts after the safety belts law is 93%; after the safety belts law the number of: (3) lightly, moderately injured have decreased by 16%, (4) badly, seriously injured have decreased by 68%, (5) critically, deadly injured have decreased by 25%, (6) light, moderate chest injuries have increased by 8%, (7) bad, deadly chest injuries have decreased by 54%, (8) light, moderate head injuries have decreased by 43%, (9) bad, deadly head in juries have decreased by 64%. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Trafikolycksforskningen 77/2.
  • Corporate Authors:

    VOLVO (FIRM) VOLVO, AB VOLVE, BUS DIVISION

    S.L.:
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  • Authors:
    • Norin, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 77/2 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM