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Editorial Note: Increasing the use of safety belts could substantially reduce deaths from motor-vehicle crashes in the United States, where safety-belt use ranks among the lowest of high-income countries (i.
Second, the BRFSS sample is limited to noninstitutionalized, civilian adults and might not be representative of safety-belt use among youths, institutionalized persons, or military personnel.
Buckle Up America Week involves a wide range of efforts to promote safety-belt use among all persons in the United States to achieve NHTSA's goal of 90% safety-belt use by 2005 (3) and the national health objective for 2010 of 92% safety-belt use (4).
Safety-belt laws and law enforcement are the most effective means of reducing crash-related deaths and serious injuries [3]--saving an estimated 11,000 lives in 1999 [4].
The prevalence of safety-belt use was greater among women than men (61.
Driver lap/shoulder safety-belt use was observed at seven moderate- to high-volume traffic sites in Budapest (1993 estimated population: 2,009,000).
Persons were asked about safety-belt use at the time of the crash, vehicle type and speed, type of crash (e.
The two categories of child restraint and adult safety-belt use in this analysis were 1) consistent use (i.
The initial focus of the Navajo safety-belt campaign was to build support among tribal leaders for passage of a safety-belt use law[unkeyable] for the Navajo Nation.
The two primary components of the "70% by '92" program are 1) Operation Buckle Down, a program designed to increase safety-belt use among police and to encourage enforcement of safety-belt laws; and 2) public information campaigns during the summers (i.
Comparisons between self-reports and observations of safety-belt use indicate that the "always use" category of self-reported rates is the response category that corresponds most closely to the observed rates [5].

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