SAFETY BELT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS: COMFORT, CONVENIENCE, USE LAWS AS FACTORS IN INCREASED USAGE

Following an extensive survey in selected cities which documented the reasons motorists don't use safety belts, the U.S. Department of Transportation called on industry to voluntarily produce belt restraints without the objectionable features. The more comfortable and convenient belt systems will encourage U.S. motorists to buckle up and make compliance with safety belt use legislation more likely. Safety belt use legislation is saving an increasing number of lives in Australia and France and 11 other countries. Improved safety belt systems substantially increase the arguments for enactment of mandatory safety belt use legislation at the state level in the United States.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the American Association for Automotive Medicine. Sponsored by the Hamil Manufacturing Company, Washington, Michigan, American Safety Belt Council, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    801 Green Bay Road
    Lake Bluff, IL  United States  60044
  • Authors:
    • Johannessen, H G
    • Pulley, G H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM