In this survey of child restraint usage in Iowa, a total of 5,920 children estimated to be under the age of 6 were observed at 36 locations across the states (30 cities, four interstate sites, and three primary highway sites). Of these, 4,350 appeared to be correctly restrained. Children under the age of 3 were counted as restrained if they appeared to be properly buckled in child safety seats, while those ages 3 through 5 were counted as restrained if they were correctly fastened in child safety seats or seat belts. The usage rate of safety restraints for all children age 6 and under included in the study was 73.4% during the 1995 summer survey. This is an increase of 4% from the 1994 survey. For 1995 there was an overall increase in all age groups counted. In the 0-2 age group there was a 7.2% increase in the use of front seat restraints and a 3.9% increase in the use of rear seat restraints, for an overall increase of 5.8% percent. In the age group of 3 through 5-year olds there was a 2.8% increase in the front seat usage and a 4.5% usage increase in rear seat usage, for an overall increase of 3.5% percent.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Expenses for this project were paid by federal funds administered by the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, a division of the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    Motor Vehicle Division, 800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Publication Date: 1995-9


  • English

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00724530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Aug 6 1996 12:00AM