OBSERVED RESTRAINT USE OF CHILDREN IN AUTOMOBILES

Visual observations were made on restraint use of occupants of 5,050 automobiles containing at least one passenger less than ten years of age, and short interviews were conducted with the drivers. Ninety-three percent of such passengers were not restrained. Eighty-nine percent of passengers ten or older and 78% of the drivers were not restrained. Sixteen percent of child motor vehicle restraint devices observed were not used, and 73% of those in use were not used correctly. Use of such devices dropped sharply after age one. Sixty-nine percent of the children were in rear seating positions. Restraint of drivers and children was correlated, but more than 75% of child passengers were not restrained when the driver was, even if the driver was the child's parent.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MVSS 213, HS-033 476
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1982 12:00AM