COVERAGE GAPS IN CHILD RESTRAINT AND SEAT BELT LAWS AFFECTING CHILDREN

Although most states have enacted mandatory seat belt use laws and all states have child restraint laws requiring children under specified ages to be properly restrained in vehicles, some children are covered by neither law. Other children are covered only by belt use laws that do not make any adult responsible for their compliance. This paper analyzes the child restraint and belt use laws in each state and demonstrates the deficiencies in coverage as they apply to children younger than age 16.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 1993 12:00AM