A Michigan law that became effective April 1, 1982, requires children under age four to be restrained by an approved child restraint device when riding in a passenger car. Children under age one must be secured in a child seat. But children between ages one and four may be restrained by an adult seat belt, provided they are in a rear seat. To evaluate the effects of the new law (and of a related public information program conducted in early 1982), the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning sponsored a 1983 UMTRI study of restraint use and occupant injuries in all traffic accidents occurring in Michigan during the 60-month period of January, 1978, through December, 1982. Briefly described here are the methods and findings of that study.

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    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Wagenaar, A C
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 6-8
  • Serial:
    • UMTRI Research Review
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
    • ISSN: 0739-7100

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 197
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM