The Effect of Correct Child Restraint Cross-Chest Clip Use on Injury Outcomes in Motor Vehicle Crashes

While correctly used age-appropriate child restraints offer excellent protection to young children in crashes, misuse of shoulder harness straps is common. Australian regulations discourage the use of cross-chest clips on harnesses that can assist in keeping shoulder straps in place, due to concerns about potential neck injury from the clips. This study used the US NASS-CDS database to examine the relationship between cross chest clip use and injury outcomes. For all children aged 0-4 years, correct chest clip use was associated with decreased AIS2+ injury, but it was not associated with neck injury. However, outcomes varied by age.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 10-12 October, Perth, Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2018 10:06AM