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Targeted enforcement of safety belt laws

Program Type: Evidence Based Practice - Programs formally evaluated to be effective, sometimes called "Best Practices", that can be replicated and implemented, even with modifications in other settings

Description:
Increased enforcement at specific locations and times to target violations of safety belt laws are combined with media campaigns that publicize the enforcement activity. This intervention is effective in increasing safety belt use and reducing fatal injuries. This intervention is strongly recommended based on scientific evidence.

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Health Indicator(s):
Injury Prevention

Service Area:
Nationwide

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URL: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/HPDP/index.cfm?module=focus&option=injury&suboption=IVpractices&suboption2=enforcement&newquery=1

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Site or Location Name: Enhanced Enforcement of Safety Belt Laws
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