A LOOK AT WHAT'S CONTAINED IN THE NEW STATE CHILD RESTRAINT LAWS

By the end of January 1984, 43 States and the District of Columbia had laws requiring the use of child restraints. This article describes these laws, pointing out various differences. Looking ahead, preliminary analysis indicates that a number of states that do not now have child restraint laws will be actively pursuing passage of such measures in 1984. Other states that already have child restraint laws on the books, are considering amendments to their laws in 1984. In addition to legislative actions, a number of private-sector organizations have also taken exemplary steps to promote the use of child restraints. An example cited in this article is GEICO Insurance Company which now offers its policyholders in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland the opportunity to purchase a child restraint seat for $20, which is $40 below retail, and return the seat when no longer needed for a refund of the $20. The USAA Group is also making child restraint seats available to policyholders for $20.

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    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Berk, N
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 10-13
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 937
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM