Non-wearing of adult seat belts in Australia: Where to next? [Austroads Publication No. AP-R346/09]

Oxley, Jennifer, Langford, Jim, Palamara, Peter, Muir, Carlyn, Koppel, Sjaanie, Bohensky, Megan, & Williamson, Amy (2009) Non-wearing of adult seat belts in Australia: Where to next? [Austroads Publication No. AP-R346/09]. Austroads Ltd, Australia.

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Seat belts are one of the most effective passive safety features in vehicles and there is a host of research literature attesting to the effectiveness of seat belts in protecting against death and injury. Even when use rates are high the potential gains in trauma reduction from further improvements in wearing rates are substantial. However, those currently most resistant to restraint use have also proven most difficult to target using conventional countermeasures. It is necessary to address the issues of non-wearing in order to achieve further gains in seat belt wearing.

This study provide evidence-based recommendations for the way forward to tackle the problems of adult restraint non-use in light passenger vehicles in the short, medium and longer term in Australia. While there are substantial issues to be addressed for these groups, these are outside the scope of this study.

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ID Code: 80786
Item Type: Report
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: seat belts, safety belts, australia, safety
ISBN: 978-1-921551-89-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2015 05:58
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 04:36

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