Effective January 1, 1984, Maryland law requires that to transport a youngster under five years of age in an automobile, certain provisions must be made for the child's safety. A child younger than three years will need to be in a federally approved car safety seat; a child three or four years of age will have to be either in a car safety seat or buckled up with a regular car safety belt. This article briefly reviews: (1) the background and purpose of the law, (2) what the law actually says, (3) the role of counseling by health professionals, and (4) resources available to you and to your patients.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of MD

    1211 Cathedral Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21201
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, K B
    • Bernstein-Cohen, L
    • Gielen, A C
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 919-924
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 791
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM