A SURVEY TO DETERMINE THE INFLUENCE OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SEVERITY AND SELECTED VAIABLES ON SEAT BELT USAGE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC

This study investigated the relationship among four levels of traffic accident severity, selected variables and the reported behavior toward seat belt usage under certain conditions. These conditions were generalized habits of seat belt usage, seat belt usage during non-local driving, local driving and freeway driving, reported behavior toward requiring vehicle occupants to wear seat belts and attitudes toward mandatory seat belt usage laws. Based on four levels of traffic accident severity, a significant change occurred in the reported behavior of individuals toward seat belt usage for the following conditions: 1) reported generalized habits of seat belt usage; 2) seat belt usage during non-local driving; 3) seat belt usage during local driving; 4) seat belt usage during freeway driving; 3) seat belt usage during local driving; 4) seat belt usage during freeway driving; 5) requiring vehicle occupants to wear seat belts. Traffic accident severity did not have an effect on the reported attitudes of individuals toward mandatory seat belt usage laws. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    College Station, TX  United States  77840
  • Authors:
    • Stern, D A
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM