ERIC Number: ED474514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Traffic Safety Facts, 2001: Occupant Protection.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.; National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NHTSA), 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), 1975-2001; (2) cumulative estimated number of lives saved by safety belt use, 1975-2001; and (3) cumulative estimated number of lives saved by child restraints, 1975-2001. According to the data, an estimated 147,246 lives were saved by safety belts from 1975 through 2001. If all passenger vehicle occupants over age 4 had worn safety belts, an additional 9,167 lives could have been saved in 2001. Similar benefits are evident from use of air bags and child restraints. (HTH)
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.; National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NHTSA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States