Who doesn"t wear seat belts?

  • Using real world accident data, seat belts were estimated to be 61% effective at preventing fatalities, and 32% effective at preventing serious injuries. They were most effective for drivers with an airbag. Seat belts were estimated as having prevented 57,000 fatalities and 213,000 seriously injured casualties in the UK since 1983. Seat belt legislation was estimated to have prevented 31,000 fatalities and 118,000 seriously injured casualties. A future increase in effective seat belt wearing rate (which takes into account seating position) in the UK from 92.5% to 93% may prevent casualties valued at a societal cost of over -£18 million per year. To target a seat belt campaign, the question "who doesn"t wear seat belts?" must be answered. Seat belt wearing rates and the number of unbelted casualties were analysed. It was primarily young adult males who didn"t wear seat belts, and they made up the majority of unbelted fatalities and seriously injured casualties.

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Author:D.C. Richards, R. Hutchins, R.E. Cookson, P. Massie, R.W. Cuerden
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/02
Contributing corporation:TRL
Release Date:2012/08/02
Tag:Airbag; Benutzung; Fahranfänger; Konferenz; Mann; Schweregrad (Unfall; Sicherheitsgurt; Statistik; Tödlicher Unfall; Unfall; Vereinigtes Königreich; Verletzung); Wirksamkeitsuntersuchung
Accident; Air bag [restraint system]; Conference; Fatality; Impact study; Man; Recently qualified driver; Safety belt; Severity (accid; Statistics; United Kingdom; Use; injury)
Source:3rd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 223-235
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 3rd International Conference on ESAR

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