Seat belts

Juha Luoma, Dago Antov, Tiia Rõivas, Pavlína Skládaná, Jan Tecl

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    The effectiveness of seat belts is well documented. In general, the results of the survey showed that most drivers had very positive attitudes towards wearing seat belts. However, many drivers still believe that if they drive carefully they do not need to wear a seat belt and also many over-estimate the risk of being trapped by the belt in emergency situations. While a number of countries have high rates of seat belt wearing, the rate is still low in others, especially in urban areas. In addition, the main findings showed that the usage rate of appropriate child restraints ranged from 49% to 97%.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean drivers and road risk
    Subtitle of host publicationSARTRE 3 Reports Part 1, Report on principal analyses
    PublisherInstitut national de recherche sur les transports et leur sécurité (INRETS)
    ISBN (Print)2-85782-603-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesRapport INRETS


    • Seat belt
    • wearing rate
    • traffic safety
    • driver


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