Seat belt use in a developing country: covert noncompliance with a primary enforcement law in Malaysia.

@article{Hauswald1997SeatBU,
  title={Seat belt use in a developing country: covert noncompliance with a primary enforcement law in Malaysia.},
  author={Mark Hauswald},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={1997},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={695-7}
}
Malaysia has strict laws requiring seat belt use by all vehicle occupants. However, neither passive devices nor inertial reel belts are mandated. Seat belt usage was investigated among 60 taxicab drivers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1993. Although all drivers appeared to be restrained during an initial curb-side inspection, 60% did not fasten the latch. There was no statistical difference between ethnic groups. Curb-side estimates of restraint use may overestimate actual usage, resulting in… CONTINUE READING

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