OVERREPRESENTATION OF NON-BELT USERS IN TRAFFIC CRASHES. PROCEEDINGS OF STRATEGIC HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM AND TRAFFIC SAFETY ON TWO CONTINENTS, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN, 27-29 SEPTEMBER, 1989

During the summer of 1987, color coded mailback questionnaires that identified belted and unbelted North Carolina drivers were handed out at the 72 sites that constitute the probability sample for determining the belt use rate in North Carolina. By obtaining identifying information ostensibly to determine the winner of a $500 prize from among the respondents, accident and violation records from North Carolina driver history file were linked to the belted and unbelted respondents. Analyses found that non-belt users are overrepresented in accidents and violations.

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    Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute

    Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 25
    S-11428 Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Hunter, W W
    • Stutts, J C
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 171-181
  • Serial:
    • VTI Rapport
    • Volume: 349A
    • Issue Number: 349A
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6030

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 352A, HS-040 865
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM