A SURVEY OF CHILDREN'S PROTECTION AGAINST ACCIDENT INJURIES IN CARS IN NEW ZEALAND

The report discusses results of interviews with 1023 drivers in New Zealand about how often children under 12 were carried in their car, where the children sat, if they used restraints, what restraint systems the driver had knowledge of and whether the car had ever had an accident while a child was in it. The estimated kilometres travelled per year per child was about 9000 for babies under 9 months and about 6000 for other age groups. Less than a third of the children travelled in properly located restraint systems. It was considered that there may be a particular need for education on child safety in cars for parents of children in these age groups. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    university of Auckland

    School of Medicine, Department of Community Health
    Auckland,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Kjellstrom, T
    • Mack, R
    • Winkle, I
    • Dragovich, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM