Belt Reminders Can Be Just as Effective as Interlocks

This brief article reports on a study that compared the use of audible seat belt reminders to speed-limiting interlocks, both of which are used to increase and encourage seat belt use. The author reports on a study that compared different length audible reminders (including one that lasted indefinitely, until the person buckled up), in vehicles including Chevrolets, BMWs, and Subarus. The article also reminds readers of the importance of using seat belts to minimize or eliminate crash injuries, as well as the number of fatalities that could be prevented with appropriate seat belt use. The research found that both techniques are effective in increasing seat belt use. The article concludes with a discussion of the applicable federal safety standards and the attitudes of drivers toward the two types of seat belt reminders. Readers are referred to the full report, available through IIHS.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 5-6
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  • Accession Number: 01706021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2019 12:38PM