This paper discusses the activities with regard to child restraints which resulted in passage of Alabama's Public Law 82-421, the infant automobile restraint bill. These activities revolved around three problems. The first problem was recognizing the extent of the situation in Alabama by looking at statistics which showed that accidents are the leading cause of death in children of all ages, except in the 4 to 6-month age group. At this point it was recognized also that child restraints were the closest thing to a solution. The second problem was how to change behavior patterns which clearly showed that child restraints, although available, were not being used. It was felt that the legislative process was an option to be pursued. The third problem was how to get a law passed. The techniques utilized were those suggested by the Academy of Pediatrics.

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    University of Alabama, Birmingham

    Medical Center, University Station
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294
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  • Publication Date: 1983-4

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  • Accession Number: 00452253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 692
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM