Six practical techniques are offered to help people establish the habit of regularly wearing seat belts: tell others in advance of plans to start wearing seat belts regularly; make buckling up a specific step in the vehicle entry sequence; use seat belts consistently, regardless of distance; require children to use seat belts; create a cue card as a reminder; and concentrate on usage during the first two weeks. Nine studies are cited which provide statistics on the incidence of injuries and fatalities with seat belt use and nonuse. All studies point to the significant safety benefits of restraint system use.

  • Corporate Authors:

    US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

    Norton AFB, CA  United States  92409
  • Authors:
    • Worthington, D K
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 24-25
  • Serial:
    • Driver
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: US Air Force Inspection and Safety, Center

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 214
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM