INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT LEGISLATION AND A PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM ON CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY IN TENNESSEE

An investigation was made of the effect of child passenger protection legislation and a public information and education (PI&E) program on child passenger safety in Tennessee. Legislation to provide protection for child passengers under the age of four was enacted in 1977 with an implementation data of January 1, 1978. It was concluded from the study that seat belt usage of drivers with small children was increased after six months of the law and PI&E program. It was also found that there was a significant relationship between seat belt usage and child restraint usage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Doctoral Thesis.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-2010
  • Authors:
    • Perry, R L
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 293 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 79-27051
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM