Effectiveness of Ford’s belt reminder system in increasing seat belt use

  • Published: Injury Prevention 2002;8:293-296
  • Authors: A F Williams, J K Wells, C M Farmer
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2013
  • Format: pdf


To establish whether the seat belt wearing rate is influenced by seat belt reminder systems


Roadside observations of vehicle wearing rates.

Key Findings:

  • Seat belt use was around 68% in the state at the time of the study.

  • 76% of drivers with a seat belt reminder system used their seat belt.

  • 71% of drivers without the reminder used their seat belt