Effect of enhanced seat belt reminders on driver fatality risk
- Published: Journal of Safety Research, Volume 41, Issue 1, February 2010, Pages 53–57
- Authors: Charles M. Farmer and JoAnn K. Wells
- Date Added: 01 Feb 2013
- Last Update: 01 Feb 2013
Study the influence of seat belt reminder systems on driver fatality risk
Retrospective cohort study
The number of driver deaths per vehicle registration were calculated for vehicles with and without seat belt reminder systems in the USA between 2000 and 2007.
The fatality rate was 6% less in vehicles fitted with SBR.
After adjusting the results to remove the influence that any differences in vehicle age played on this association, the fatality rate was 2% less in vehicles fitted with SBR.