The findings reported here refute arguments that safety features such as passive restraints should be optional and left to the discretion of the people buying new vehicles on the assumption that only the purchasers' protection is involved. This conclusions is based on analysis of data for passenger vehicles in which 172 people were injured in Baltimore County, Maryland. Of those injured: about half were occupants of vehicles that were no longer owned by the original purchaser; 50 percent did not own the vehicle in which they were injured; 21 percent of the drivers and 74 percent of the passengers apparently were not related to the owner; 30 percent were less than 21 years of age. Fewer than one-fourth of the injured were both owners and original purchasers of the vehicles in which they were injured. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Department of Health Services Administration
    Baltimore, MD  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Baker, S P
    • HADDON, W
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM