A roadside survey was conducted between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. during which seat belt use was observed and the drivers were interviewed. Only 14.0% of the drivers were observed to be wearing seat belts. Seat belt use by 49,082 drivers involved in vehicle accidents was also investigated. Seat belt use was 21.6%, 16.8%, and 11.8% for drivers involved in property-damage, injury, and fatal crashes, respectively. Seat belt use at night, by crash-involved drivers, is approximately 10% lower than average. /Author/

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    National Safety Council

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  • Authors:
    • Beitel, G A
    • Sharp, M C
    • Glauz, W D
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00096004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-007-1-100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM