THE PERFORMANCE OF LAP/SHOULDER BELTS IN RESTRAINING CHILDREN IN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

Child restraint laws in all 50 American states permit the use of lap/shoulder belts for children who no longer meet the statutory requirements for restraint in child safety seats. The few previous studies of restraint-related injuries have relied on self-reported data or police reports for restraint use and speed at the impact, and have relied on retrospective collection of medical data. This study documents patterns of injury to children who were restrained passengers in motor vehicle crashes. Legislation requiring the use of booster seats for children who have outgrown the smaller toddler safety seats is recommended. (A) For the covering abstract of the compendium see IRRD 880073.

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  • Accession Number: 00725332
  • 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