Is there a greater risk of dying in a car crash when other passengers are unrestrained?
- Pregnant problems. Kimberley, William // Automotive Engineer;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p8
Reports on a research which shows that road traffic accidents form the largest cause for accidental deaths for pregnant women and their babies. Proper seat belt use for pregnant women; Recommended design of car seat belts for pregnant women.
- ON LAUGHING TO DEATH. Mano, D. Keith // National Review;11/11/1983, Vol. 35 Issue 22, p1430
The article relates the vehicular accident experienced by the author in Pennsylvania. The author describes the automobile after the accident. He learned some lessons from the mishap. He realized the importance of wearing a seatbelt during road trips and travels. The author also shares his views...
- Survey Finds Record Safety Belt Use in U.S. // Professional Safety;Dec2005, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p16
The article presents a scientific survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding safety belt use by motorists in the U.S. The study found that between 2004 and 2005, 10 percent of nonusers adopted the habit of buckling their safety belts. Transportation...
- How to Escape a Car Sinking in Water. // Road & Travel;3/1/2013, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p3
This article offers tips for drivers and passengers when the vehicle accidentally plunged into a body of water. It suggests drivers and passengers to remove their seatbelt and try to roll down the windows immediately, especially for automatic vehicles. It also warns not to open the door until...
- RIDING SHOTGUN. Selim, Jocelyn // Discover;May2002, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p14
Discusses the results of a study by Masao Ichikawa concerning the effects of safety belts on the rate of fatalities in car accidents. Front-seat deaths caused by the failure of back-seat passengers to use safety belts; Issue of safety belt legislation.
- MINNESOTA. // Campaigns & Elections (1996);Jul2007, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p28
The article reports on the launching of the Click it or Ticket campaign launched by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in July 3007. In the first two weeks alone, 9,000 drivers were ticketed for not wearing seat belts. It notes that the campaign is beginning in summer when the most deadly...
- Some RESTRAINT. Mehok, Kevin // Automotive Body Repair News;Aug2006, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p38
The article focuses on the significance of restraint system innovations installed in automobiles and designed to keep occupants safe during vehicular collisions. The technology includes airbags, lap and shoulder belts, seatbelt pretensioners, seatbelt sensors, child safety seat anchors, and...
- Report calls for better seat belt reminder systems. Lai, Monica // Nation's Health;Dec2003/Jan2004, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p28
States that enhanced car systems which remind drivers to fasten their seat belts could save thousands of lives according to a report released by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. Recommendations of the report; Annual deaths and injuries caused by failure to use seat...
- Seat Belt Designs to Protect Pregnant Vehicle Occupants. Acar, B. Serpil; Esat, Volkan // Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering;Jan2010, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p1
No abstract available.