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Type: Report
Title: On-road observational survey of restraint and child restraint use, 2009
Author: Wundersitz, Lisa Narelle
Anderson, Robert William Gerard
Publisher: Centre for Automotive Safety Research
Issue Date: 2009
Series/Report no.: CASR Report Series: CASR065
ISBN: 9781921645372
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ISSN: 1449-2237
Organisation: Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)
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L.N. Wundersitz and R.W.G. Anderson
Abstract: On-road observational surveys of restraint use provide a valuable means of obtaining information on the current level of restraint use and on the characteristics (vehicle, occupant, location) of non-use of restraints. Several observational surveys of restraint use in passenger vehicles have been conducted in South Australia between 1998 and 2002. This report presents the results of a new on-road observational survey undertaken in March 2009 to monitor the levels of restraint use by occupants of passenger vehicles in areas previously surveyed in South Australia: metropolitan Adelaide and five rural regions. Trained field observers recorded the vehicle type, plates displayed on the vehicle, and the seating position, gender and restraint use of vehicle occupants including the uses and types of any child restraints. For the first time in this series of surveys, restraint use was observed on weekends in addition to weekdays. Observed rates of restraint wearing for all vehicle occupants were relatively high, ranging from 98.9% in Murray Bridge (on a weekend) to 96.8% in Clare (on a weekday). Rear seat passengers had the lowest observed rates of restraint wearing. Adult males wore seat belts less often than adult females. Child restraint use varied by region but was relatively high. Findings from this survey might assist in the development of restraint use publicity campaigns and the monitoring of their effectiveness.
Keywords: Seat belt use; Child restraints; Observational survey
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