THE UNRESTRAINED CHILD: PRELUDE TO TRAGEDY

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

Media Info

  • 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