OVERREPRESENTATION OF NON-BELT USERS IN TRAFFIC CRASHES . PROCEEDINGS OF STRATEGIC HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM AND TRAFFIC SAFETY ON TWO CONTINENTS, IN 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 US dollar prize from among the respondents, accident and violation records from the 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. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 832707. (A)

Language

  • English

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 353A, HS-040 909
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM