Bilbältesanvändningen i Sverige 2001
2002 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
The VTI has been making observations of seat belt usage in an uninterrupted
series since 1983.
Apart from a few exceptions, usage has increased every year. The most
prominent increase has
been in seat belt usage of rear seat passengers. Since 1983, seat belt usage
in the front seat has
remained on a high and consistent level, 90-92 % in 2001 compared with about
85 % in 1983.
When the series of measurements began, only 10 % of all adults in the rear
seat used a belt; now
the level is 70 %. Today, nearly 90 % of all children in the rear seat use a
belt. Women are
generally more likely to use a belt than men, and older people more than
Since 1 October 1999, the law on using a seat belt has also applied to
drivers of taxis and heavy
vehicles. In the study carried out during 2001, about 60 % of all taxi
drivers used a seat belt, which
was the same as the previous year. Among drivers of heavy vehicles without
and with a trailer,
23 % and 25 % respectively used a seat belt in 2001, which was approximately
the same level as in
the previous year.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI meddelande 927 , 2002.
VTI meddelande, ISSN 0347-6049
Swedish, Sweden, Safety belt, Use, Statistics, Vehicle occupant, Man, woman, Adult, Child, Rear, Taxi, Lorry
Research subject Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4873OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-4873DiVA: diva2:673702