By using a literature review, consultation with traffic safety and child development experts, and focus group discussions, the project investigated strategies to increase use of safety belts among youngsters. Participants were asked about their transition from child safety seats to safety belts, their safety belt attitudes and behavior, and their attitudes about belt use laws. Five program strategies have potential for increasing the use of safety belts by youngsters: testimonials, belt law enforcement, penalties for new drivers, informing adult drivers of need for children to use safety restraints and belts, and reminder signs and messages. Detailed descriptions of the strategies covered each program's objective, possible components, target audience, administrators, participants, sponsors, materials, special concerns, and other strategies an d activities. The program recommendations were endorsed by the panel of child development and traffic safety experts who reviewed key materials during the course of the project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB87-213385.
  • Corporate Authors:

    The Prism Corporation

    4400 Jennifer Street, N.W.
    Washington, DC  United States  20015
  • Authors:
    • KLEIN, N
  • Publication Date: 1989-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00497053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 521
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM