Seatbelt use and belief in destiny among Hispanic and non-Hispanic drivers.

@article{Byrd1999SeatbeltUA,
  title={Seatbelt use and belief in destiny among Hispanic and non-Hispanic drivers.},
  author={Theresa L. Byrd and Lawrence D Cohn and Exequiel R. Gonz{\'a}lez and Montserrat Parada and Marina Cortes},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 1-2},
  pages={63-5}
}
In order to determine if fatalism is associated with seatbelt use, 312 drivers were recruited from convenience stores located within 12 randomly generated zip-code areas along the Texas-Mexico border. The seatbelt use of drivers was recorded unobtrusively; self-reported seatbelt use and belief in destiny (fatalism) were subsequently obtained by interview. The majority of respondents rejected a fatalistic orientation, although Hispanic drivers were significantly less likely to do so. Fatalism… CONTINUE READING
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