This technical bulletin examines six myths surrounding the use of seat belts by children and pregnant women. These are: (1) It will hurt the baby; (2) Trapped; (3) I'm a good driver; (4) I don't need to use a safety belt if I'm just going a short distance; (5) I can hold the baby safely in my arms, therefore, I don't need to buy an infant restraint system; and (6) My child simply won't tolerate any restraint at all. Included in the discussion are accident statistics relating to pregnant women, information on the proper placement of safety belts by pregnant women, and facts about infant and child restraint systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

    600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 300 East
    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Publication Date: 1983-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 487
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM