Seatbelt usage during pregnancy

Safe Mobility
The seatbelt is the single most important vehicle safety system, and halves the fatality risk in a passenger car collision.

The seatbelt is designed to catch and distribute the load across the body in the event of a crash. However, international studies have shown that many women use the belt incorrectly during their pregnancy. Incorrect usage increases the risk of the woman and the unborn child being injured in the event of a collision. The purpose of this study was therefore to investigate seat belt use among (mainly Swedish) women who were or had been pregnant. Furthermore, the aim was to investigate whether, and to what extent, women received information about correct seatbelt usage during pregnancy.

Project partners are: Chalmers Industriteknik and Folksam

Link to the study (in Swedish):

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Anna Carlsson

Project Manager, MSc MEd

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