The report presents details of injuries and fatalities to children suffered as passengers in cars in the United Kingdom. It also describes types of child restraint systems that are available and the ages for which they are most suitable. Details are given about the numbers of children protected by some form of restraint system at present in use. The report discusses the extent to which these restraint systems are effective in the prevention, or the reduction, of the severity of injuries to children. The statistical background and research evidence available to date is summarized. Recommendations concern the introduction of legislation to make compulsory the fitting of suitable restraint systems, a publicity and educational campaign, guidance on driver responsibility, and evaluation programs to monitor the effectiveness of these measures. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University College London

    School of Medicine, University Street
    London WC1E 6BT,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1981-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00345850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Occas Paper 2 Monograph, HS-033 712
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1983 12:00AM