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Mandatory safety belt use legislation alternatives for Virginia lawmakers : final report by Jessica A. Ginsburg

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Published by Virginia Highway & Transportation Research Council in Charlottesville, Va .
Written in English



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  • Automobiles -- Seat belts -- Law and legislation -- Virginia.,
  • Automobiles -- Virginia -- Seat belts.

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Bibliography: p. 15 (2nd group).

Statementby Jessica A. Ginsburg.
SeriesVHTRC ;, 86-R27, VHTRC (Series) ;, 86-R27.
ContributionsVirginia Highway & Transportation Research Council.
LC ClassificationsKFV2697.2 .G56 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 15, 1, 7, 10, 4 p. :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2346738M
LC Control Number86621331

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