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Accid Anal Prev. 1988 Aug;20(4):245-50.

Belt use by high-risk drivers before and after New York's seat belt use law.

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  • 1Dunlap and Associates, Norwalk, CT 06854.


Belt use among drivers traveling on limited access highways was observed before and after New York's mandatory seat belt use law. The results showed that high-speed drivers had lower belt use rates before the law and increased their belt use less in response to the law. Belt use rates before the law were 25%, 29%, and 28% for the high-, medium-, and low-speed groups as compared with 51%, 64%, and 57%, respectively, after the law. High-speed drivers also had inferior previous driving records, confirming their higher risk of motor vehicle crash involvement.

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