Effects of the North Carolina Child Passenger Protection Law, July, 1982 - June, 1984

Much work has been done in North Carolina since 1977 to make parents aware of the need to protect children in cars and to convince them to provide proper protection for their children. There has been a shift towards greater utilization of the network of local child passenger safety advocates established during preceding years to transmit these messages to parents in their communities. In 1982 state and local child passenger safety advocates gained the most effective tool for prompting parents to protect their children with the implementation of the Child Passenger Protection Law. The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) has been evaluating the effects of the law through the analysis of accident data and through weekly monitoring of restraint usage and injury rates of accident involved children. A brief analysis of restraint usage rates for young children shows that ongoing educational activities, loaner/rental programs and the Child Passenger Protection Law have been successful, but that there is still much room for improvement.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01115431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UNC/HSRC-84/10/2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2008 3:56PM