The use of automatic safety belts among motorists thorughout the state of Michigan was examined in May 1990 as part of a broader direct-observation survey to measure compliance with Michigan's mandatory safety belt use law. Use of the 2 most common types of automatic belt systems were measured: the nonmotorized detachable 3-point lap and shoulder belt system, and the motorized shoulder belt with manual lap belt system. A total of 828 drivers and 237 front-right passengers were observed with automatic belt systems between April 30, 1990 and May 24, 1990. Use of nonmotorized detachable 3-point lap and shoulder belt systems was 74.3%. Lap belt use of motorized shoulder and manual lap belt systems was 79.%. Of all motorized shoulder belt and manual lap belt systems observed, 97.4% had the shoulder belts connected.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Streff, F M
    • Molnar, L J
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Accession Number: 00615208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM