Reviews of Evidence Regarding Interventions to Increase the Use of Safety Belts
- Published: American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2001) Vol. 21. No. 4
- Authors: Dinh-Zarr, T.B et al
- Date Added: 01 Feb 2013
- Last Update: 01 Feb 2013
To evaluate the effectiveness of three interventions to increase safety belt use
33 studies revealed consistent increases in safety belt use and consistent decreases in fatal and nonfatal injuries after the enactment of safety belt laws.
Primary safety belt laws are more effective than secondary laws in increasing safety belt use and decreasing fatalities.
Strong evidence that enhanced enforcement is effective in increasing safety belt use.Insufficient economic evaluation data available to assess cost-effectiveness for any of the interventions reviewed.