SAFETY BELT USAGE IN FINLAND AND IN THE OTHER NORDIC COUNTRIES

Legislation has played a significant role in increasing safety belt usage in all the Nordic countries. Publicity and enforcement have, however, been required to support the legislation. The development of safety belt regulations has been nearly similar in all these countries, both in terms of their content and dates of implementation. The dates of compulsory installation of safety belts in front seats and back seats, and of compulsory use of safety belts in front seats and in back seats by adults (>15 yrs) and by children, in the Nordic countries are presented. Further information for Finland is presented, and the following questions are addressed: How much can increased safety belt usage improve traffic safety? Why are safety belts not used? How can safety belt usage be increased?

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 17-21

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-91-60,, HS-042 165, HS-042 168
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM