Intelligent seat belt reminders-do they change driver seat belt use in Europe?

  • Published: Traffic Injury Prevention. 2008 Oct; 9(5):446-9.
  • Authors: Lie A, Krafft M, Kullgren A, Tingvall C.
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2013
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

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

Methodology:

Roadside observations of vehicle wearing rates

Key Findings:

  • Observations of seat belt wearing rates were made of several preselected car models in seven European cities.

  • The seat belt wearing rate was 97.5% in cars fitted with SBR that met EuroNCAP standards.

  • The seat belt wearing rate was 93.2% in cars with a mild SBR.

  • The seat belt wearing rate was 85.5% in cars without SBR.

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