ERIC Number: ED289032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of Safety Belt Use Laws: A Multinational Examination. Proceedings of a Workshop (Washington, DC, November 12-14, 1985).
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
In September 1984, a questionnaire on safety belt use laws was sent to approximately 25 nations, more than 20 of which responded. Various members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Road Research Program used data from the completed questionnaires in conjunction with existing literature to write a series of working papers analyzing various aspects of the effectiveness of seat belt laws in different countries. In November 1985, more than 80 experts from 14 nations attended an OECD-sponsored workshop on the effectiveness of safety belt use laws, which was structured around the papers prepared by the members of the OECD working group. This report includes a summary of the workshop and the final versions of the following workshop presentations:"Safety Belt Usage Laws in Various Countries" (Tore Vaaje); "Safety Belt Usage Rates" (E. A. Marburger); "Safety Belt Use Rates and User Characteristics" (John Lawson); "Casualty Reductions: Results from Safety Belt Use Laws" (James Hedlund); "Rear Seat Belt Use and Effectiveness for Adult Rear Seat Occupants in Cars" (Maryvonne Dejeammes, Ake Nygren, Claes Tingvall); and "Effectiveness of Child Restraint Laws" (Maryvonne Dejeammes, Ake Nygren, Claes Tingvall). The questionnaire, workshop agenda, and a list of workshop participants are appended. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.