This study was commissioned to provide, on a comparable basis throughout urban and rural Australia, information on seat belt wearing rates and the characteristics of people not wearing seat belts. Study data was obtained from observations of seat belt wearing behaviour and interviews with seat belt wearers and non-wearers. Interviews and observations were conducted in the capital city, and in one provincial town and one country town in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. A statistical modelling exercise was undertaken to isolate factors which have a significant influence on seat belt wearing rates. No generally significant pattern was evident across Australia.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): Cameron McNamara
Topics: Seat belts
Publication Date: 01/02/87