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Mandatory Seat Belt Laws in the States: A Study of Fatal and Severe Occupant Injuries
Evaluation Review
  • David J. Houston, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Lillard E. Richardson, Jr., University of Missouri
  • Grant W. Neeley, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-1996
Abstract
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.
Inclusive pages
146-159
ISBN/ISSN
0193-841X
Publisher
Sage Publications
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
David J. Houston, Lillard E. Richardson and Grant W. Neeley. "Mandatory Seat Belt Laws in the States: A Study of Fatal and Severe Occupant Injuries" Evaluation Review Vol. 20 Iss. 2 (1996)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/grant_neeley/2/