LOCAL POLICE ENFORCEMENT, PUBLIC INFORMATION, AND EDUCATION STRATEGIES TO FOSTER THE USE OF CHILD SAFETY SEATS FOR TODDLERS: AN EVALUATION

Community police enforcement of the occupant restraint laws, combined with public information and education strategies are conducted in two suburban communities, with populations approximately 30,000 to 55,000. The objectives of the programs are to increase the use and proper use of child safety seats for toddlers between the age of 1 through 5. Results of the programs show statistically significant increases in use and proper use of child safety seats for toddlers, shoulder belt use of the general public, perception of likelihood in getting citation for violating occupant restraint laws, and selfreported behaviour with respect to always using child restraints properly. (A) For the covering abstract of the compendium see IRRD 880073.

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  • Accession Number: 00725330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-422-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM