Daytime and Nighttime Seat Belt Use at Selected Sites in New Mexico

Observational surveys of seat belt use were conducted at 108 observation sites across New Mexico during both daytime and nighttime hours. Belt use at night measured 6.2 percentage points lower than daytime. Belt use was related to sex, vehicle type, road type and population density. Increasing seat belt usage among occupants traveling at night could substantially lessen injury and fatality rates among passenger vehicle occupants.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01098924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-810 705
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-98-D-45079
  • Files: HSL, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 8 2008 2:22PM