RESTRAINT SYSTEM USE IN 19 U.S. CITIES. 1991 ANNUAL REPORT
This study continued to monitor the use of occupant restraint systems and motorcycle/moped helmet use in 19 U.S. cities during 1991. A total of 256,907 observations of automobile drivers indicated an overall driver safety belt use rate of 51.1%. The driver safety belt use rate in areas that have mandatory use laws was 60.9% for female drivers and 47.6% for male drivers. Whereas in areas with no use laws, driver safety belt use rate was 45.2% for female drivers and 30.7% for male drivers. The shopping center observation indicated that 70.2% of the infants, 73.6% of the toddlers, 41.8% of the subteens, 22.9% of the teens and 40.5% of the adult passengers were restrained. Child safety seats were observed being used for 87.0% of the infant and 81.8% of the toddler passengers. Correct toddler safety seat installation was recorded at a rate of 85.9%. In areas with motorcycle helmet use laws 99.5% of the operators and 98.1% of the passengers used helmets. Helmet use in areas with no helmet use laws was 39.6% for operators and 27.7% for passengers. Automobiles equipped with automatic belt systems had an overall driver belt use rate of 80.1%. The motorized shoulder belt system that could not be disconnected displayed the highest use rate of 96.6%. The lowest automatic system use rate of 63.5% was observed from the 3-point nonmotorized system.
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- Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.
Goodell-Grivas Incorporated17320 West Eight Mile Road
Southfield, MI United States 48075
- Datta, T K
- Guzek, P
- Publication Date: 1992-3
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Adolescents; Adults; Automatic seat belts; Child restraint systems; Drivers; Females; Helmets; Infants; Laws; Males; Manual safety belts; Motorcycles; Motorcyclists; Passengers; Restraint systems; Seat belt use; Seat belts; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Misuse
- Old TRIS Terms: Female drivers; Male drivers; Motorcycle passengers; Passenger restraints
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Passenger Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00719499
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-808 148
- Contract Numbers: DTNH22-89-C-07034
- Files: HSL, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 26 1996 12:00AM