The changes in usage of seat belts in Antalya, Turkey


BİLGİÇ Ş., BARUT H. B. , KARACASU M., ER A., YALINIZ P.

14th Euro Working Group on Transportation/26th Mini Euro Conference/1st European Scientific Conference on Air Transport, Poznan, Poland, 6 - 09 September 2011, vol.20 identifier identifier

Abstract

Antalya is an important tourism city and located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. According to the Turkey Statistical Institute, approximately 7.5 million tourists visit Antalya each year. Turkey has a bad reputation about traffic safety. The rate of usage seat belt is too much high level like 80-90 percent in the developed countries. As a developing country, in Turkey, the rate of usage seat belt is one of the biggest matters. According to different studies, seat belt usage rate is below the 20% in Turkey. Therefore, if this ratio could increase, fatalities can be decreased. In this study, causes of this low ratio investigated about Antalya, changes in last year and difference between city centre and intercity roads and differences according to gender discussed and some arrangements suggested to increasing the ratio. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the Organizing Committee.