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.
- See also PB91-218271. Sponsored by North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program, Raleigh.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
- Hall, W L
- Lowrance, J C
- Orr, B T
- Suttles, D T
- Publication Date: 1991-12
- Pagination: 50 p.
- TRT Terms: Child restraint systems; Infants; Manual safety belts; Occupant protection devices; Regulations; Safety; Safety education; Young adults
- Uncontrolled Terms: Occupant protection
- Old TRIS Terms: Safety seats
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Law; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00634268
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: HSRC-PR185
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 27 1993 12:00AM