Story: Road accidents

The effect of wearing a seat belt (3rd of 4)

The effect of wearing a seat belt

A crash tester was used to demonstrate the protective effect of seat belts to these Lower Hutt students in 1995. Volunteers could strap themselves into the machine and experience simulated crashes at various speeds.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1995/1755/7
Photograph by Melanie Burford

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Road accidents - Promoting road safety', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Dec 2014