THE ACCEPTABILITY OF CAR SEAT BELTS

Almost every private motor car in the U.K. is equipped with seat belts for the front seat occupants. Surveys have shown that belt ussage rates seldom exceed 37% overall. A research program is described that sought to establish why car seat belt usage is low; the reactions of people to seat belts and other forms of occupant restraint; and ways in which usage may be increased. The major conclusion was that belt usage can only practibly be increased to high levels, by the introduction of legislation requiring usage; other concomitant solutions were, however, offered. /Author/SRIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, 28 February-4 March, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Galer, I A
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770186
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM