TIME SERIES ANALYSIS OF THE BELT EFFECT

TIJDREEKSANALYSE VAN HET GORDELEFFECT

The aims of this study are to determine: (1) the traffic safety effect of the Dutch seat belt law that became mandatory for drivers and front seat passengers since 1 June 1975; and (2) the resulting belt use increase. Time series of trends in safety figures for the 1968-1984 period are analyzed using the Structural Time Series Modelling (STSM). It was not possible to provide a conclusive evidence of how many lives have been saved as a result of the mandatory seat belt law. However, an indication could be given of a decrease in car occupant fatalities of about 7% in the first twelve months after the implementation of the mandatory seat belt law.

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 57 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: R-91-92

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM