COMPULSORY SEAT BELT WEARING IN AUSTRALIA: CHARACTERISTICS OF WEARERS AND NON-WEARERS

At least 90 percent of passenger car occupants aged 8 years and over have a seat belt available in their seat position. Unfortunately many occupants do not wear the belts provided. The differences between wearers and non-wearers are described in terms of factors including age, sex, seating position, type of belt, time of day, day of week and weather condition. Additional data on socio-economic status and drinking habits may be required if the "hard-core" group of non-users are to be effectively tackled.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transport, Australia

    Office of Road Safety, P.O. Box 594
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2601,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 311
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM