Police officers comprise a high risk group for motor vehicle related injuries. They also are a significant factor in motivating the public to wear seat belts. The report identifies and discusses the legal issues surrounding the use and non-use of seat belts by police officers. The report is organized into six sections. First, a short background section discusses the significance of the relationship between police and seat belt usage. Second, seat belt usage laws are analyzed. Third, issues revolving around seat belts are examined within the context of potential lawsuits by and against police officers and their employers. Fourth, actual lawsuits involving these parties and issues are discussed. Fifth, employee discipline and worker compensation issues are examined. Sixth, recommendations are made concerning the role of law, litigation, and liability as motivating factors for altering individuals institutional behavior.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Bohan, B F
    • Teret, S P
  • Publication Date: 1990-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-807 641
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM