THE CONSEQUENCES OF COMPULSORY SEAT BELT WEARING LAWS

To realise the seat belt's potential for injury-reduction it is essential to have high belt-wearing rates. Media campaigns and belt activated warning systems have proved to have no effect. Compulsory wearing laws, first in Victoria and subsequently in other states, have achieved substantial compliance. The law has been shown, in several studies, to have made a substantial reduction in car occupant deaths and injuries. The reduction is less than that theoretically achievable, mainly because belts are often worn loose or incorrectly adjusted. Problems remaining are reachability of manual controls and the need for better designed belt installations.

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    National Roads Safety Council

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  • Authors:
    • Lane, J C
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 129-134
  • Serial:
    • ROBOT
    • Issue Number: 69
    • Publisher: SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS
    • ISSN: 0035-7391

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM