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