SEAT BELTS: "A GOOD IDEA BUT THEY ARE SO MUCH BOTHER"
The relationship between attitudes towards seat belts and reported seat belt use is examined. Also, an analysis of the relationship between an individual's perceived likelihood of being involved in an accident, and an individual's perception of the expectations of others relative to seat belt use and its correspondance between attitudes and behavior. An increase in the relationship between attitudes and reported behavior was observed for some categories when the likelihood of an accident was taken into account. No change was observed in the relationship between attitudes and reported behavior when expectations of others evaluations of seat belt users were taken into account. Surveys on the design of seat belt systems, the presence of convenience systems, and presence of warning systems showed that emphasis should be placed on developing a more convenient seat belt system.
- Prepared for the Road and Motor Vehicle Traffic Safety Branch of the Department of Transport, Canada.
University of TorontoDepartment of Psychiatry
Toronto, Ontario Canada
- Bragg, BWE
- Publication Date: 1973-12
- Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Behavior; Crashes; Manual safety belts; Surveys; Warning systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Convenience
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00149166
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM