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Safety-Belt Reminder Systems

The development of in-vehicle technology for the promotion of safety belt use has been identified as a potentially effective method for raising the use of belts in the U.S. The current U.S.-required reminder system is ineffective because the short signal is easily ignored. UMTRI researchers are active in providing recommendations for effective and acceptable enhanced safety-belt reminder systems. These recommendations have been developed based upon nationwide questionnaire data, literature review, expert opinion, and focus groups.