EFFICACY OF MANDATORY SEAT-BELT USE LEGISLATION. THE NORTH CAROLINA EXPERIENCE FROM 1983 THROUGH 1987

Because it is important for legislators and voters to know whether a law mandating seat-belt use and imposing a fine can achieve its legislative intent, in this study the authors attempted to determine if there were reductions in severe and fatal injury that resulted from mandating seat-belt use by front-seat occupants in North Carolina. If so, it would be expected that there would be reductions in morbidity and mortality among targeted front-seat passenger car occupants, and that such reductions would be in excess of those among occupants not covered by the law. This report presents analyses of number of persons with severe and fatal injuries by occupant position in car crashes, controlling for the amount of vehicle damage as a measure of crash severity.

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    American Medical Association

    Aging and Community Health
    515 North State Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60610
  • Authors:
    • Chorba, L
    • Reinfurt, D
    • Hulka, B S
  • Publication Date: 1988-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00670209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 23 1994 12:00AM