This article examines reasons why children ride unrestrained in automobiles and concludes that, in essence, it is because their parents have not been victimized by the tragedy of a human collision, and consequently do not see a need for seat belts. Laws, such as that passed by the California Legislature which became effective January 1, 1983, and mandates the use of seat belts for all children under 4 years of age, are seen as necessary to achieve reduced injury and fatality rates.

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    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Del'Marmol, J J
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 14-15
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 142
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM