EFFECTS OF MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE USE OF SEAT BELTS AND CHILD SEATS IN CARS: THE POSSIBLE REDUCTION OF THE NUMBER OF VICTIMS IN THE YEARS 1994 AND 2000

EFFECTEN VAN MAATREGELEN TER BEVORDERING VAN HET GEBRUIK VAN AUTOGORDELS EN KINDERZITJES IN PERSONENAUTO'S: DE MOGELIJKE REDUCTIE VAN DE AANFALLEN SLACHTOFFERS IN DE JAREN 1994 EN 2000

Since April 1, 1992, the use of wearing seat belts on the rear seats of cars (if present) is mandatory in the Netherlands. Besides, the Dutch government is willing to improve the mandatory use of safety on the front seats of cars. In the report, a presentation is given of the effects to be expected on traffic safety in terms of a reduction of victims (fatalities and serious injuries) in the year 2000 as a result of the increase of the use of seat belts. The reduction was calculated for occupants both on front and rear seats of cars, using 1985 and 1990 as reference years. As the Dutch government intended to conduct an evaluation of the seat belt usage in 1994, the prognoses are given specifically for this year, using 1990 as reference year.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Text in Dutch; summary in English. Also pub. as Institute for Road Safety Research, Leidschendam (Netherlands) rept. No. R-92-14. Available in U.S., Canada and Mexico only. All others refer to Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV, P.O. Box 170, 2260 AD Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

    Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
    The Hague,   Netherlands  2594 AW
  • Authors:
    • Schoon, C C
    • VAN KAMPEN, LTB
  • Publication Date: 1992

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00674063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 8 1995 12:00AM