COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FOR INCREASING USE OF SAFETY SEATS AND SEAT BELTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

Safety seat belt usage rates for children in accidents have increased dramatically and fatal and serious injury rates have declined. Occupant protection has become an integral part of educational messages and services provided by health professionals. Law enforcement officers serve as role models and educators as well as enforcing the occupant protection laws. The use of safety seats and belts is now the norm rather than the exception. This report summarizes a year of activity and HSRC's collaboration with other state agencies, advocacy groups, and the law enforcement community to continue efforts to reduce occupant casualties among our state's infants, children and young adults. This report is focused on three areas: 1) advisory, training and coordination activities; 2) public information and education efforts; and 3) evaluation activities. Finally, recommendations for continuing and expanding these efforts in the most effective and efficient manner are made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB91-218271. Sponsored by North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program, Raleigh.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  USA  27599
  • Authors:
    • Hall, W L
    • Lowrance, J C
    • Orr, B T
    • Suttles, D T
  • Publication Date: 1991-12

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00634268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HSRC-PR185
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1993 12:00AM