Seat Belts

Seat Belts

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The Handbook of Road Safety Measures, Second Edition

Objectives: To identify the best estimate of seatbelt effectiveness for different levels of injury and different seating positions.

  • Author(s): Rune Elvik, Alena Høye, Truls Va and Michael Sørensen
  • Published: 2009
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2013

Effectiveness of Lap/Shoulder Belts in the Back Outboard Seating Positions

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of lap/shoulder belts and determine if they are more effective than lap belts for rear seat occupants. To determine whether lap belts are effective, whether they are harmful to rear seat users, and whether three point belts correct any problems.

  • Author(s): NHTSA
  • Published: DOT HS 808 945, June 1999
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2013
  • Format: Adobe Portable Document Format

Rear Seat Belt Effectiveness in Michigan

Objectives: To estimate the effectiveness of rear restraint use to prevent fatal and serious injuries in Michigan, following the introduction of laws requiring front seat occupants to wear belts.

  • Author(s): Kenneth Campbell
  • Published: SAE International Congress, Detroit Michigan, Feb 27, 1987
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2013
  • Format: Adobe Portable Document Format