COMPLIANCE WITH THE CHILD PASSENGER PROTECTION LAW: EFFECTS OF A LOANER PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME MOTHERS

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a child restraint device (CRD) loaner program on the attitudes and behaviors of low-income mothers. Mothers in a service ward of a Chattanooga hospital were assigned systematically to treatment groups; each mother was offered the opportunity to obtain a CRD by one of three options: (1) using personal resources, (2) renting for $3 or (3) borrowing at no cost. Questionnaires were completed by 109 mothers at the hospital; 41 of these mother completed a second questionnaire 6 to 12 weeks later. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 25 of the mothers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Program, Nashville. See also HS-805 802--HS-805 806.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southeastern Transportation Center

    University of Tennessee
    309 Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Culler, C J
    • Cunningham, J L
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-805 801
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01730
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM