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Seat Belts: Effcetiveness of Mandatory Use Requirements
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1984 by SAE International in United States
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The measured impact of mandatory seat belt usage regulations on automobile safety and accident severity appears to be substantially less than anticipated. A review of accident data collected by a number of countries, before and after implementation of a mandatory use law, indicates that mandatory seat belt usage made a measurable impact on safety only after the passenger belt usage rate rose above 60%. Data from these countries also indicate that user compliance above 60% is attainable only with rigorous usage enforcement programs.
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CitationMcCarthy, R., Taylor, R., Sanford, S., and Lange, R., "Seat Belts: Effcetiveness of Mandatory Use Requirements," SAE Technical Paper 840329, 1984, https://doi.org/10.4271/840329.
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