OHIO BELT USE SURVEYS SHOW: DRIVERS WHO DON'T BUCKLE UP PUT COMFORT BEFORE SAFETY

The Ohio State Highway Patrol conducted a series of statewide surveys designed to determine belt usage in each of the state's 88 counties. Information was gathered on who wore seat belts, who didn't, and why. Surveys were conducted in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984. Results are reported in this article. In conclusion, it is pointed out that the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been able to keep its seat belt program vitally effective through the use of information collected by these surveys. They have been able to develop several promotions addressing specific problem areas and make measurable progress toward the solution of these problems. A principal benefit of the survey program has been the opportunity to personally convey the Highway Patrol's total commitment to seat belts to over 368,000 motorists. These personal contacts have helped to keep seat belt use in Ohio comparatively high and have made a positive contribution to traffic safety in Ohio.

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    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Walsh, J
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 821
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM