SAFETY RESTRAINT USE IN VIRGINIA: USE RATE TRENDS FROM 1983 THROUGH 1995
The purpose of the report was to take a retrospective glance at Virginia's experience in getting her citizens to use the automobile safety restraint systems available to them. In Virginia, data on safety belt and child safety seat use were collected annually from 1983 until 1994. Data on child safety seat use were not collected in 1995, although safety belt use figures were again gathered. The data revealed that, for most years, the change in safety belt use rates was small. Further, belt use was higher in metropolitan areas. Both safety restraint use statutes were effective in increasing the use rates of the target populations: infants and front seat occupants. Virginia legislators should enhance the lifesaving potential of passenger restraint systems by mandating the use of safety belts by rear seat passengers.
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- Sponsored by Transportation Safety Administration, Richmond, VA, Virginia Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
Charlottesville, VA United States 22903
- Stoke, C B
- Publication Date: 1996-2
- Pagination: 45 p.
- TRT Terms: Child restraint systems; Legal constraints; Manual safety belts; Restraint systems
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00726771
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: VTRC-96-R21
- Files: NTL, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Oct 22 1996 12:00AM