An analysis was conducted to determine what effect California's change to a primary safety belt law had on safety belt use among nightime weekend dirvers.
Observation of 18469 dirvers in 2 California communities were made during voluntary roadside surveys conducted every other Friday and Saturday night from 9 PM to 2 AM for 4 years.
Rates of safety belt use rose from 73.0% to 95.6% (P<. 0005).
For dirvers with blood alcohol concentrations of 0.10 or higher, rates rose from 53.4% to 92.1% (P<. 0005).
Because substantial improvement in safety belt use was seen even in a group of high-risk drivers, the injury reduction benefits of this law may be high.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nuit, Ceinture sécurité, Législation, Politique sanitaire, Evaluation, Conducteur véhicule, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Loi
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Night, Safety belt, Legislation, Health policy, Evaluation, Vehicle driver, Human, California, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0000449
Code Inist : 002B16M. Création : 31/05/1999.