OBSERVED SHOULDER BELT USAGE OF DRIVERS IN NORTH CAROLINA: A FOLLOW-UP
During October 1974, shoulder belt usage was observed for 21,359 drivers in the population at risk in North Carolina. The sample was stratified according to geographic region (Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal), road type, urban/rural location, time of day and day of week. Information was recorded on shoulder belt usage of driver, approximate age and sex of driver, and license plate number of vehicle. For N.C. vehicles, license plate numbers were later passed against the vehicle registration file to obtain the corresponding VIN's which provide information on vehicle make, size, and model year. Similar observations were made during October 1976 on a smaller sample of 3,486 drivers in the Piedmont area only.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hochberg, Y
- Stutts, J C
- Reinfurt, D W
- Publication Date: 1978-1
- Pagination: 87 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Automobiles; Classification; Crashes; Drivers; Gender; Highways; License plates; Manual safety belts; Safety equipment; Sampling; Shoulder harnesses; Surveys; Traffic flow; Urban areas; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Characteristics; Highway classification
- Geographic Terms: North Carolina
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile makes; Identifying number; Shoulder harness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00169297
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-040 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00897
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM