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Only 59% of Truck Drivers Wear Safety Belts as Compared to 82% of Car Drivers Transcore is a glad supporter of FMCSA driver security messages on DAT Load Monitors in truck stops across the country. 2006 FMCSA

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2006 CMV Driver Fatality Stats ► 703 CMV drivers passed on in truck crashes ► 314 CMV drivers that kicked the bucket in truck crashes were not wearing seat straps ► Of the 188 drivers murdered who were catapulted from their trucks, just about 80 percent were not wearing seat straps.

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership Goal: To build seat strap use by drivers of extensive trucks. Organization Established December 9, 2003

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Partnership American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators American Society of Safety Engineers American Trucking Associations Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Great West Casualty Company International Association of Chiefs of Police Motor Freight Carriers Association National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools NATSO National Highway Traffic Safety Administration National Private Truck Council National Safety Council National Tank Truck Carriers Network of Employers for Highway Safety Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Property Casualty Insurers Association of America National Truckload Carriers, Professional Truck Drivers Institute Truck Manufacturers Association

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CMV Safety Belt Partnership Approved Plan Phase 1 ► Maintain and Expand CMV Safety Belt Partnership Phase 2 ► Conduct Research and Analysis of Problem Phase 3 ► Educate and Enforce ► Develop and Disseminate Educational Materials ► Increase Enforcement Phase 4 ► Evaluate Program Effectiveness

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RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS ► TRB Synthesis Report on Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Safety Belt Use, 2005 ► NOPUS: National Occupant Protection Usage Study (NHTSA) FMCSA has gotten stores from Congress to include CMV driver seat strap utilize perceptions to NOPUS.

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Transportation Research Board CMV Safety Belt Study ► Literature Review ► Two Surveys - Safety Managers (120) Drivers (238) Structured meetings Two center gatherings ► Ergonomics and Human Factors Review ► Recommendations

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TRB STUDY Safety Manager Survey Results Major Reasons Why Safety Belts Might Not Be Used ► Worried about being caught ► Don't trust belts improve security ► Don't care for them ► Use just low maintenance (e.g., terrible climate) ► Too much inconvenience and exertion ► Just overlook ► Habit ► Belt fits inadequately ► Uncomfortable ► Restricts development ► Infringes on individual flexibility

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TRB STUDY Safety Manager Survey Results Top Three Approaches Safety Managers Use ► Rewards/acknowledgment for watched utilize ► Observing use in vehicles ► Punishments/censures for non-utilize ► There were different techniques distinguished, and signs that armada chiefs utilize various methodologies. ► Highest evaluated government program strategy was indicating crash shams.

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TRB STUDY Driver Survey Results Choices to wear belts identify with ► Safety ► Because it's the law ► It's a propensity ► Past crash recognition Reasons why belt not worn ► Comfort ► Personal decision ► Dislike

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TRB STUDY Driver Survey Results Comfort Factors Include ► Limited scope of arm and shoulder movement ► Belt too short, or too tight ► Shoulder tackle position is clumsy ► Belts ride too high or too low Many Drivers (62%) Had Complaints About Safety Belts ► Belt rubs or vibrates against neck/bear ► Belt locks ► Belt too tight or uncomfortable ► Belt has restricted scope of movement

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TRB STUDY Driver Survey Results Reasons Safety Belts Easy to Use ► Does not fit too tight ► Does not meddle with driving ► Easy to put on and take off ► Easy to position Carrier/Fleet Interactions ► Most respondents to this question showed no punishment for non-utilize, and no extraordinary motivations to energize utilize.

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TRB STUDY Ergonomics and Human Factors Issues Assessment in light of unique hardware producers visits and perceptions of 3-point belts: ► Majority of belts are down to earth and utilitarian ► Newer belts much more easy to understand ► Many drivers not completely mindful of solace and simple to-utilize highlights ► Need to concentrate on little and huge stature driver circumstances

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TRB STUDY Ergonomics and Human Factors Issues ► Generally, the positive estimations of belt utilize are comprehended and increased in value by CMV drivers. ► Where beat administration is focused on driver utilize, and support and give rewards, use rates are high. ► The belts by and large accessible have highlights that can make belt utilize agreeable and advantageous for drivers. ► Safety belt makers and OEMs are finding a way to promote enhance accommodation and solace.

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TRB STUDY Ergonomics and Human Factors Issues ► Many drivers have a social or truthful misperception about dangers of non-utilize. ► Fleet chiefs don't utilize proactive and complete ways to deal with driver utilize. ► Some operational circumstances (multi-stop, short separation and conveyance situations) urge drivers to offer into saw burden. ► Large-and little statured drivers encounter inconvenience. ► Many drivers uninformed of solace and comfort highlights. ► Not all armadas demand most exceptional belts in trucks.

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TRB STUDY Recommendations ► FMCSA ought to proceed with its arrangement to utilize the instruction and authorization display built up by NHTSA as a compelling strategy to build seat strap utilize. ► There is a general requirement for broad instruction and innovation advancement endeavors to – ► Increase driver comprehension of estimations of 100% utilize, and dangers of non-utilize. ► Strongly urge armada administrators to focus on a thorough program to advance seat strap utilize.

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TRB STUDY Recommendations Continued ► Accelerate establishment of full-included seat straps in every single armada vehicle. ► Focus on dispensing with little and huge stature driver issues.

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Driver Breakfast Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, KY April 1, 2005

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Driver Breakfast Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, KY April 1, 2005

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Driver Breakfast Mid-America Trucking Show, Louisville, KY April 1, 2005

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April 1, 2005, Driver Breakfast ► U.S. Bureau of Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta declared BE READY. BE BUCKLED. battle ► Message to Drivers - BE READY. BE BUCKLED. addresses the unusualness of what one may experience out and about, urging truck drivers to drive protectively and lock in on the grounds that they can't control alternate drivers out and about. It urges truck drivers to lock in to remain in control of their vehicle and diminish wounds, discharge and demise.

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Education and Outreach ► Rusty Wallace, Racing Legend, Public Service Announcement and Poster urging CMV drivers to lock in. ► 2008 Be Ready. Be Buckled. Publication Contest ► TransCore stack observing frameworks, in truck stops all through the nation, keep on carrying seat strap messages each hour. ► Increasing Safety Belt Use in Your Company. How to manual PowerPoint Training Slides ► Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio

Slide 26 ► Has a Safety Belt Saved Your Life? ► Education/Outreach Material All handouts BE READY. BE BUCKLED. outreach material Brochures, Poster, Bumper Sticker ► Frequently Asked Questions ► Speeches/Presentations ► Events ► Safety Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Studies (2003 and 2004) ► TRB Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Belt Study

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ENFORCEMENT AND EDUCATION ► MCSAP Enforcement Officers implement each day - Section 392.16 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) which expresses a CMV which takes a load off belt get together introduced at the driver's seat might not be driven unless the driver has appropriately controlled himself/herself with the safety belt gathering. ► FMCSA field workplaces incorporate seat strap instruction/outreach/implementation exercises in RoadCheck. CVSA "Spared by the Belt" Program

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FACTS ► In 2006, 703 drivers of huge trucks kicked the bucket in truck accidents and 314 of those drivers were not wearing seat straps. ► Of the 188 drivers murdered who were launched out from their vehicles, just about 80 percent of these were not wearing seat straps. ► Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require business engine vehicle drivers to wear seat straps. (49 CFR 392.16)

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FACTS ► 52% of truck-inhabitant fatalities in expansive trucks include a rollover. Rollover in a huge truck improves the probability of casualty by 30 times. In a rollover, a truck driver is 80% less inclined to bite the dust when wearing a seat strap. ► About 23,000 huge truck tenants endured nonfatal wounds in accidents; of these, 4,000 were genuinely harmed.

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FACTS ► 73% of truck drivers murdered, who were not wearing a seat strap, were included in single vehicle accidents.