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Mandatory seat belt laws in the states. A study of fatal and severe occupant injuries

Mandatory seat belt laws in the states. A study of fatal and severe occupant injuries

Evaluation Review 20(2): 146-159

This study examines the impact of mandatory seat belt laws on fatal and incapacitating injury rates in the states. Annual data for all 50 states for the period 1975-1991 are used. Pooled time series analysis is employed. The general conclusion that emerges from this analysis is that seat belt laws significantly impact state fatal injury rates. Primary enforcement and all-seat coverage provisions appear to be particularly effective in reducing fatality rates.

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Accession: 046619616

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PMID: 10182201

DOI: 10.1177/0193841x9602000202

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