Seatbelt and Mobile Phone Usage Surveys: England and Scotland 2009

  • Published: TRL and Department for Transport , 2010
  • Authors: Louise Walter
  • Date Added: 07 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 07 Feb 2013
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

Annual survey to assess the use of seatbelts by vehicle occupants and of mobile phones by drivers in 2009.

Methodology:

Observation

Key Findings:

  • The proportion of car drivers wearing seatbelts remained unchanged at 95%.

  • The proportion of car front seat passengers wearing seatbelts or the appropriate restraint decreased by 1% from 2008 to 95%.

  • The proportion of car rear seat passengers wearing seatbelts or the appropriate restraint increased by 1% from 2008 to 89%.

  • The proportion of drivers of other vehicles wearing seatbelts reduced by 4% from 2008 to 69%.

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