CHILDREN IN CRASHES
All States and the District of Columbia now require by law that some young children ride in restraints, and these laws have increased restraint use somewhat. Education campaigns and free-loan programs can help increase restraint use too. These are important steps, but they have not solved the problem of young children dying as motor vehicle passengers. This publication looks at the national public health tragedy of children in motor vehicle crashes. It describes special problems (riding unrestrained, lap travel, hazards in the passenger compartment, misuse of car seats, etc.), shows what happens to unrestrained children in a crash, and examines various ways children could be better protected.
Arlington, VA United States 22201
- Publication Date: 1985
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Child restraint systems; Children; Education; Fatalities; Hazards; Laws; Measures of effectiveness; Public health; Traffic crashes; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Death rate; Effectiveness; Misuse; Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor; I84: Personal Injuries;
- Accession Number: 00451289
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 042
- Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM