This document is intended as an aid to individuals and organizations at the state level in efforts to gain passage of a safety belt use law. A summary is given of the traffic accident problem as related to safety belt solution, and the issues surrounding mandatory safety belt use are examined. Answers are provided to the most frequently asked qestions about safety belt use and effectiveness, and the key points of information vital to testimony in support of safety belt legislation are outlined. The effects of mandatory safety belt use in foreign countries are summarized. Appendices provide further information on statement of conviction, sample resolution, references, and national organizations concerned with occupant protection.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Users Federation for Safety and Mobility

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Automotive Safety Foundation

    1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1985-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-806 683
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM