TRB Webinar: Improving Rear Seat Passenger Safety: Challenges and Strategies
TRB conducted a webinar on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00PM ET that summarized recent research on rear seat safety and seat belt use. This webinar enumerated the injury and fatality statistics of rear seat passengers with and without seatbelts, and how these passengers can contribute to the risk to other passengers in the vehicle. This webinar also focused on challenges and strategies to improve rear seat belt use in various communities.
This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Occupant Protection. This webinar is based on the following resources:
- A paper released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- A paper prepared for the Governors Highway Safety Association
- A paper authored by researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
are the slides from the presentations.
Here is the recording of the presentations.
- Dennis Durbin, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
- Laurie Beck, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- James Hedlund, Highway Safety North
- Joyce Pressley, Columbia University
Moderated by: Mary Byrd, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Summary of the current status of front and rear seat belt use
- Rear seat safety: Variation in protection by occupant, crash, and vehicle characteristics
- What factors are associated with adult use of seat belts in the rear seat?
- Belts in back: How to raise rear seat belt use
- Highway Safety North trends in impact of rear seatbelt use in primary, secondary, and secondary-to-primary transition states
- Question and answer session
The first 90 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe characteristics of adults who are less likely to use seat belts in the rear seats
- Describe how rear seat safety varies for adults and children by occupant, vehicle, and crash characteristics
- Develop strategies to increase rear seat belt use in their communities
- Describe the impact of legislative initiatives aimed at improving rear-seated occupant restraint use
- List potential strategies for increasing belt use, and plan how they can increase rear belt use in their communities
There is no fee to attend this webinar.
Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
This Summary Last Modified On: 11/3/2016