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Bilbältesanvändningen i Sverige 2008
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
The use of seat belts in Sweden 2008 (English)
Abstract [sv]

VTI has observed seat belt use in a number of towns in Central Sweden since 1983. In the original selection of measuring sites, the emphasis was placed on heavily trafficked roundabouts with both through traffic and local traffic. The intention from the beginning was to study passenger cars with back seat passengers since it was expected that these would be affected by a seat belt law a few years later. The observations last year were made over a total of nine days in August-September 2008, approximately one day per measuring point. The total number of vehicles observed was over 53,000 passenger cars and 7,000 other vehicles. When VTI commenced its measurement series in 1983, seat belt use by adult passengers in the back seat was a modest 10 per cent. It increased in one jump to 60 per cent when the law on seat belt use by adults in the car as a whole came into force on 1 July 1986. Today, about 74 per cent of all adult back seat passengers use a belt. The corresponding level for children in the back seat has been consistently about 10-20 percentage points higher. In 2008, close to 95 per cent of all children in the back seat wore a seat belt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2010. , 37 p.
VTI notat, 4-2010
Keyword [en]
Safety belt, Use, Observation, Man, Woman, Adult, Child, Age, Driver, Passenger, Front, Rear, Car, Taxi, Lorry, Statistics
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Research subject
80 Road: Traffic safety and accidents, 841 Road: Road user behaviour
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-1714OAI: diva2:670427
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2015-01-23Bibliographically approved

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