This report presents the results of the Ministry of Transport's occupant restraint survey 1982. It is in two parts, Part I for adults, Part II for children. Part I Adults: A total of 1777 adult occupants were surveyed in three cities in New Zealand. Belt wearing for front seat occupants remains high, in the range 83 to 93 percent. Only 34 percent of rear seat passengers had belts available and use remains low. Part II Children: A total of 589 children were surveyed. About one fifth travel in the front seat. In the front seat restraint use varies from 50 percent to 75 percent with increasing age. In the rear seat restraint use declines with age from 51 percent to 12 percent. There is evidence for a gradual improvement in provision and use of restraints between 1981 and 1982.

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    Ministry of Transport, New Zealand

    Road Transport Division, Private Bag
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 983
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM