Journal article

Restraint use in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Brian Fildes, Mark Stevenson, Shamsul Hoque, Abd Hammid

TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study set out to examine seat belt and child restraint use in the Dammam Municipality of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, based on the premise that an increase in seat belt use would significantly reduce personal injury in traffic crashes. It was expected that local data would help identify intervention strategies necessary to improve seat belt use in the region. METHODS: The research involved 2 methodologies. First, 1,389 face-to-face interviews were conducted with male and female adults in regional shopping plazas regarding their own and their children's restraint use in their vehicles and reasons for these attitudes and beliefs. Second, 2 on-road observation studies of adult ..

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