Attitudes and behavior of Chinese drivers regarding seatbelt use

Yueng-hsiang Huang, Wei Zhang, Lauren Murphy, Guangyuan Shi, Yanjie Lin

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Abstract

In the current study, research was conducted in five cities in China to examine seatbelt use and to explore Chinese drivers' attitudes toward using seatbelts. Multiple data collection methods consisted of 35 initial semi-structured interviews to create questions for an in-person survey and 500 driver observations that included administering the in-person survey. Questions explored were why Chinese drivers use or do not use seatbelts and what they think would be the best interventions to increase the rate of seatbelt use in Chinese drivers. The relationships between various personal characteristics and seatbelt use rates were investigated. Also examined were the relationships between seatbelt use (both objective observation and subjective self-reported use) and self-reported car crashes and traffic violations. This study provides insight into the attitudes of Chinese drivers on seatbelt use and potential interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-897
Number of pages9
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chinese drivers
  • Seatbelt use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Attitudes and behavior of Chinese drivers regarding seatbelt use. / Huang, Yueng-hsiang; Zhang, Wei; Murphy, Lauren; Shi, Guangyuan; Lin, Yanjie.

In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 43, No. 3, 01.05.2011, p. 889-897.

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Huang, Yueng-hsiang ; Zhang, Wei ; Murphy, Lauren ; Shi, Guangyuan ; Lin, Yanjie. / Attitudes and behavior of Chinese drivers regarding seatbelt use. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2011 ; Vol. 43, No. 3. pp. 889-897.
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