Managing Effective Seat Belt Programs Phil Haseltine Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety September 14, 2004 The Importance of Buckling Up Increasing safety belt use is the single most effective short-term way to significantly reduce deaths and injuries from traffic crashes.
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety
September 14, 2004
Increasing safety belt use is the single most effective short-term way to significantly reduce deaths and injuries from traffic crashes.
Eliminate secondary enforcement provisions in state laws.
Laws should cover all vehicle occupants and provide for meaningful penalties.
High visibility enforcement programs supported by paid advertising and earned media.
Implement effective diversity strategies and professional enforcement practices to eliminate racial profiling while increasing belt use.
Develop and install effective vehicle systems to induce belt use.
Provide states with long term stable federal highway safety funding.
Private employer programs
ACTS 2000 nationwide telephone survey
Self-described part time or non-users
Licensed drivers age 16 or older
Currently Implemented on 2005 Full Size Truck
Time in seconds
t=0 is ignition
GM’s Seat Belt Reminder Protocol
8 seconds of chime and solid light (FMVSS 208)
12 seconds of solid light
55 seconds of flashing light
2nd and 3rd iterations of reminder only enabled when vehicle speed >/= 5mph.
All warning functions stop when belts are buckled.