ERIC Number: ED462166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Occupant Protection. Traffic Safety Facts, 2000.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This document provides statistical information on the benefits of occupant restraint systems in U.S. motor vehicle accidents. Data tables include: (1) estimated number of lives saved by restraint systems (seat belts, air bags, child restraints), 1975-2000; (2) cumulative estimated number of lives saved by safety belt use, 1975-2000; and (3) cumulative estimated number of lives saved by child restraints, 1975-2000. According to the data, an estimated 135,102 lives were saved by safety belts from 1975 through 2000. If all passenger vehicle occupants over age 4 had worn safety belts, an additional 9,238 lives could have been saved in 2000. Similar benefits are evident from use of air bags and child restraints. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Safety, Death, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Motor Vehicles, Restraints (Vehicle Safety), Tables (Data), Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety, Vehicular Traffic
National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NRD-31, 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 800-934-8517 (Toll Free); Fax: 202-366-7078; Web site: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States