DISCUSSION OF "SEAT BELT USAGE AND INJURIES SUSTAINED IN MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS"

This paper is a discussion of the paper " Seat belt usage and injuries sustained" by Kim,K and Li,L (see IRRD 873511). The study described in that paper does not control for vehicle weight, a variable that plays an important role in injury outcome. Several other categories that may influence injury or belt use are also not controlled for in the study, such as vehicle age, vehicle body style, manual versus passive restraint and accident type. The seeming overreporting of belt use in Hawaii may exaggerate the benefits of the occupant restraint systems. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 873507.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 56-60

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM