Seat belt and mobile phone use among vehicle drivers in the city of Doha, Qatar: An observational study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Automobile Driving
  • Cell Phones
  • Safety
  • Seat Belts

abstract

  • Despite road traffic crashes being one of the leading causes of death in Qatar, three out of 10 drivers in Doha, Qatar, do not use a seat belt and about one in 12 use a mobile phone while driving. More efforts, in the form of awareness campaigns and increased law enforcement, are needed to improve compliance with laws requiring seat belt use and prohibiting mobile phone use while driving.

publication date

  • September 22, 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4578805

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12889-015-2283-3

PubMed ID

  • 26392362

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 937

volume

  • 15

number

  • 1