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The use of seat belts in Poland in 2015

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The research was aimed at among other things, to collect data on the use of safety seat belts by drivers and passengers of cars. 


The measurement session was conducted in 16 provinces at 86 measuring points in 2015. The method of observation was used from the outside. The measurements were provided on roads of different categories (national highways, expressways, provincial and county roads), in built-up areas and outside built-up areas and in provincial cities. 


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Krajowa Rada Bezpieczeństwa Ruchu Drogowego
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)


The indicator of belts usage in passenger cars in 2015, taking into account modal split at different types of roads as a factor weighing, amounted to 91%.

Among car users:
Seat belts used 95% drivers, 96% of passengers sitting on the front seat and 76% passengers sitting on the rear seat.
Slightly more seat belts were applied by women than men (96% compared to 94%).
The seat belts were mostly used by people aged 18-60 years, children aged 0-17 years and older used them a little less.
The most frequent usage of safety belts was by car passengers on motorways and in big cities. 

Policy implications

The survey was conducted to collect data as a base for improvement of road safety policy and measures.

Strategy targets

To get a deeper insight into observance of safety rules.

Policy objectives

The data about using the safety seat belts are used for safety and security policy improvement in Poland.


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