SAFETY BELT USAGE ATTITUDE STUDY
Despite increasing evidence that occupant restraint laws are effective in getting people to wear safety belts and an extremely cost-effective measure for reducing highway deaths and injuries, strong opposition at the state-level has prevented passage of such legislation in the United States. To further encourage and support state-level efforts on behalf of occupant restraint laws, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) contracted with Teknekron, Inc. to conduct a study to determine why past attempts to enact such laws in the United States have failed and to develop communication materials and strategies for overcoming state resistance to such legislation. This final report summarizes the activities and findings of that study.
- See also PB-298461.
Teknekron, Incorporated1483 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA USA 22101
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Wilson, W B
- Publication Date: 1979-2
- Pagination: 98 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; Automobiles; Cost effectiveness; Fatalities; Injuries; Jurisprudence and judicial processes; Laws; Legislation; Manual safety belts; Restraint systems; State government; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Occupant restraint; Strategy
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00198765
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-781 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01644
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM