Sustainability of the effects of the demerit points system on seat belt use: a region-wide before-and-after observational study in Italy.

@article{Zambon2008SustainabilityOT,
  title={Sustainability of the effects of the demerit points system on seat belt use: a region-wide before-and-after observational study in Italy.},
  author={Francesco Zambon and Ugo Fedeli and Giovanni Milan and Stefano Brocco and Maria Marchesan and Sandro Cinquetti and Paolo Spolaore},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={231-7}
}
To assess the short and long term effects of the demerit points system on seat belt use, we set a region-wide cross-sectional observational study 3 months before, and 3 and 15 months after the introduction of the scheme (July 2003) in the Veneto Region, Italy. We analysed differences in seat belt use by year of observation, gender and position in the vehicle, and obtained adjusted prevalence ratio (APR) through Poisson regression. A total of 29,303 drivers, 28,778 front and 12,186 rear… CONTINUE READING