In 1983 the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in New York State established an administrative requirement that learners permit holders use seat belts. Subsequent to the regulation, observations were made of the belt use of permit holders and of other drivers traveling at the same sites and times at three different locations in New York. Permit holder use rates exceeded those of other drivers at two locations (39 vs. 7 percent; 32 vs. 12 percent), but not at the third (6 vs. 6 percent). The extent to which the regulation has affected use rates cannot be determined definitively without appropriate comparison samples of learners permit holders not required to use belts. However, if the regulation has increased use rates, these rates are still quite low.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    17 Washington Street
    Norwalk, CT  United States  06854

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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    Arlington, VA  United States  22201
  • Authors:
    • Shapiro, R G
    • Williams, A F
    • Preusser, D F
    • LUND, A K
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 882
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM