STRENGTHENING CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY LAWS: INCREASE CAR SEAT AND BELT USE, DECREASE CRASH FATALITIES AND INJURIES

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans from 6 to 28 years of age. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Territories have child passenger safety laws ("car seat laws") but there are serious gaps and exemptions in coverage which diminish the protection all children need in motor vehicles. This Fact Sheet provides further information on this topic under the following headings: Close Gaps Between Belt Laws and Child Safety Laws; Upgrade Child Safety Laws--Eliminate Exemptions; and Conduct Combined Public Awareness and Enforcement Campaigns.

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  • Accession Number: 00719432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 814
  • Files: HSL, NTL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1996 12:00AM