The Midfield high school safety belt incentive program

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Eugene C. Fitzhugh (Contributor)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: An incentive program was implemented by Midfield High School of suburban Birmingham, AL, to encourage the use of safety belts among teenage drivers. This was undertaken to minimize mortality due to vehicular accidents. The school community, city council and law enforcement agencies planned and implemented the program and funding was provided by local and national sponsors. The program offered cash incentives to teenage drivers who used their seatbelts and this resulted to increased use of the safety device while driving.

Additional Information

Journal of School Health, 62, 9, 407-410
Language: English
Date: 1992
Safety belts, Teenage drivers, Incentive programs

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