1984-11-01

Improving Vehicle Occupant Protection Through Regulation and Legislation 841737

This paper examines the turbulent past and uncertain future of improving vehicle occupant protection through NHTSA vehicle safety regulations and mandatory seat belt legislation. The paper analyzes the pros, cons, and controversies associated with automatic restraints and mandatory seat belt laws. It emphasizes the conflicting data, reports, and testimonies presented to the NHTSA prior to its July 11, 1984 ruling. Recommendations are also presented on how best to protect vehicle occupants through regulation and legislation.

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