EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF EDUCATIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES ON CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY IN NORTH CAROLINA 1981-1991
The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center and the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program have been conducting activities and programs designed to convince parents to buckle up their children in cars since 1978. This was done due to the large number of children who were being killed or seriously injured in car crashes due to the non-use of restraint systems. Educational activities and especially legislation have had a tremendous impact on child transportation safety in North Carolina. This report is an evaluation of the effects of North Carolina occupant protection legislation and educational activities on safety seat and seat belt usage rates for children and youth, and associated injury reduction in the state.
- This report was funded by the North Carolina's Highway Safety Program.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
- Hall, W L
- Publication Date: 1991-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Adolescents; Child restraint systems; Children; Fatalities; Injuries; Laws; Legislation; Occupant protection devices; Passengers; Safety; Seat belt use; Seat belts; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety education
- Uncontrolled Terms: Child safety; Occupant protection
- Geographic Terms: North Carolina
- Old TRIS Terms: Child injuries; Child seat belts
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Law; Passenger Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00722116
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: UNC/HSRC-91/12/1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 7 1996 12:00AM