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Attitudes toward wearing belts: a survey of Michigan drivers

In: UMTRI Research Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, July-Aug. 1983, p. 1-8

Authors: James O'Day, Lyle D. Filkins

A sampling survey of Michigan drivers collected information on their use of seat belts and their opinions about seat belt wearing. The data, analyzed at UMTRI, produced several findings relevant for policymakers. For example, 50 percent of Michigan drivers worry that if they wear a seat belt, it may trap them in the car after a crash (when actually the very opposite is probable). That and other significant findings are discussed here. (Author)