Environmental and Psychosocial Factors Affecting Seat Belt Use Among Turkish Front-Seat Occupants in Ankara: Two Observation Studies

Simsekoglu O., Lajunen T.

TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION, vol.9, no.3, pp.264-267, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15389580801966508
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-267
  • Keywords: Seat Belt Use, Observation Study, Factors Affecting Seat Belt Use, Front-Seat Occupants, Turkey, DRIVERS, RISK
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Objective. Low seat belt use rate among car occupants is one of the main problems contributing to low driver and passenger safety in Turkey, where injury and fatality rates of car occupants are very high in traffic crashes. The present article consists of two observation studies, which were conducted in Ankara. The first study aimed at investigating environmental factors and occupant characteristics affecting seat belt use among front-seat occupants, and the objective of the second study was to investigate the relationship between driver and front-seat passenger seat belt use.