Motor vehicle accidents are a serious social and economic problem. In Ontario, one out of every three reported accidents results in injury and one in every hundred results in death. During 1973, there were nearly 100,000 people injured and 2,000 killed in traffic accidents. Serious accidents are especially frequent among younger people. For people under the age of 35, traffic and for more deaths than all other accidents combined. The use of seat belts dramatically reduces the risk of injury and death. Scientific evidence strongly supports the value of seat belts, yet only a small proportion of people actually use them. People do not wear seat belts for a variety of reasons: fear that the seat belts will trap them in their cars; the belief that good drivers don't need them. Some people feel that they are just too much trouble. This booklet provides information to help you decide, on the basis of the available scientific evidence, whether or not seat belts are worth the trouble it takes to use them. /RTAC/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, Ontario M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Lonero, L
    • Stephen, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM