ADOPTION OF SHOULDER BELT USE AND CHANGES IN DRIVER ATTITUDES IN RESPONSE TO THE ONTARIO SEAT BELT LEGISLATION; REPORT ON AGGREGATE DATA
Shoulder belt use of a total 13,301 highway and 16,005 downtown passenger car drivers was observed every day or every other day in periods preceding and following the Jan. 1st, 1976 Ontario seat belt wearing legislation. The changes in shoulder belt use over time were studied in relation to changes in drivers' opinions of the probable effectiveness of the law in saving lives and attitudes towards implementation of the law. Opinion data were collected from 2057 drivers at various moments in time. The findings gave rise to several suggestions for future mass media education and information programmes as well as for subsequent studies of driver behaviour and attitudes.
- Sponsored by Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications and by Canadian Ministry of Transport.
Queen's University, OntarioDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
- WILDE, GJS
- Cummingham, L
- Publication Date: 1976-5
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Behavior; Drivers; Information dissemination; Laws; Manual safety belts; Mass media; Public opinion; Shoulder harnesses
- Old TRIS Terms: Shoulder harness
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Society;
- Accession Number: 00148999
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM