Child restraints - availability and use

The availability and use of restraining devices for young vehicle occupants - who are not directly affected by legislation requiring the wearing of seat belts - were measured in a survey undertaken in Melbourne and Canberra in December 1975. Only one in four children had available a 'child restraint', but the wearing rate amongst these children was extremely high. When 'adult restraints' are considered also a little more than half the children had available some form of restraint and, overall, one in three of the children observed was wearing some form of restraint. Of the 'child restraints' observed approximately one quarter were 'unapproved' devices. The implication of these and the other major findings are discussed. (A)


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 366-83

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01440807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0642013772
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:15PM