AN INVESTIGATION OF SAFETY BELT USAGE AND EFFECTIVENESS
Seat belt effectiveness in accidents is initially discussed from a population parameter point of view. The report also includes some exploratory studies of the degree of misclassification errors involved in the police reports on belt usage and degree of injury along with some tools to partially resolve such problems. Methodology is developed for investigating the bivariate injury distribution for belted and unbelted drivers to provide insight into the mechanism of the injury-reducing potential of belts in accidents.
- Record URL:
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hochberg, Y
- Reinfurt, D W
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: 62 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Measures of effectiveness; Methodology; Research; Traffic crashes; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00090635
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00897
- Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM