SEAT BELTS: SAFETY IGNORED
This paper discusses the use and non-use of seat belts and the relevance of such practices to automobile passenger safety. Literature reviewed covers the percentage of current use, psychological and physiological variables, voluntary and compulsory belt use programs, and the effectiveness of seat belts in reducing the severity of injuries and the incidence of automobile fatalities. The authors conclude that while seat belt use could significantly improve automobile safety, the major difficulty is ensuring use; hence the need for information and education campaigns to educate people about the chances of their being involved in an accident and about the efficacy of seat belts in reducing the chances of death and injury from traffic accidents. /Author/
- Sponsored by the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Office of Traffic Safety.
University of Texas, AustinCouncil for Advanced Transportation Studies
Austin, TX USA 78712
- Hales, G D
- Young, R K
- Williams, M S
- Publication Date: 1978-6
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 56 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash rates; Crash severity; Fatalities; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Measures of effectiveness; Reviews; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00189990
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Report/Paper Numbers: RR-52 Draft Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: (77) 7200-02 B
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM