Interim evaluation of the compulsory seat belt law

PALMER ; TOOMATH

Type de document
RAPPORT DE RECHERCHE
Langue
anglais
Auteur
PALMER ; TOOMATH
Résumé / Abstract
The wearing of seat belts by drivers and front seat passengers of post-January 1965 cars and light vehicles became compulsory under New Zealand traffic law on 1st June 1972. This report contains an analysis of the first 10 months' operation of the law based upon the rather limited data available so far. The most significant findings were: (1) a doubling of seat-belt usage with the introduction of legal compulsion; (2) a levelling-off in the number of fatalities to front seat occupants, at a time when fatalities to other road users were increasing substantially; (3) a general reduction in the severity of injuries sustained by belted occupants, indicated by a 2 month study of accidents attended by Traffic Officers.

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