SEAT BELT USE LAWS: A SOLUTION TO OCCUPANT FATALITY AND INJURY REDUCTION

Recent surveys and investigations provide significant additional evidence that seat belts when worn can provide the greatest vehicle occupant protection of all currently available occupant restraint systems. Seat belts are effective and cost-effective, and are universally installed. Acceptable levels of seat belt usage can be attained through appropriate regulatory action requiring improvements in comfort and convenience of seat belt systems, and legislative action by the states to assure usage. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 24-28 February 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Johannessen, H G
    • Pulley, C H
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750189
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM