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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-298461.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Teknekron, Incorporated

    1483 Chain Bridge Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22101

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, W B
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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