PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ACCIDENT AND TRAFFIC MEDICINE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 4, 1977

This conference reviews research and other evidence concerning legislation making the use of seat belts mandatory. It concludes that evidence which now exists shows that the wearing of lap-sash seat belts (3-point) is the most effective measure so far developed in the search for protection against injury in all types of traffic accidents. There is evidence that unrestrained rear-seat passengers place at risk of severe injury those unrestrained occupants who are sitting in front of them, the conclusion being that mandatory legislation should cover all occupants irrespective of seating position and age. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

    College of Surgeons' Gardens, Spring Street
    Melbourne 3000,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 555 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM