All new cars sold in the U.S. come equipped with either an automatic seat belt system or an air bag. Researchers are studyinng how these newer restraint systems are affecting seat belt use, and are finding mixed effects on the belt use. The UNC Highway Safety Research Center study described in this paper found that more than a third of NC motorists in cars with automatic restraint systems fail to buckle their lap belts.

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    • For more information about the Occupant Restraint Monitoring Program, its latest report, and/or automatic restraint systems, contact the UNC Highway Safety Research Center Library, CB 3430, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430, 919-962-2202.
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    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599
  • Publication Date: 1992-1

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  • Accession Number: 00619644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM