WHO'S DRIVING WHEN UNRESTRAINED KIDS GET HURT?

The authors examine driver characteristics of injured child and teenage motor vehicle crash victims, in particular, factors that determine whether or not the victim was restrained. Non-restraint obviously increases the injury risk. The presence of a second adult in a vehicle increases the likelihood that child passengers will be unrestrained if they are injured, especially for drivers over age 19. Other findings are more predictable: victim restraint use generally mirrors driver restraint use; a male driver, a young driver, a drinking driver, a speeding or reckless driver, an unlicensed driver or suspended driver, and a nighttime trip each independently raises the odds of injured children being unrestrained.

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  • Accession Number: 00767352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 9 1999 12:00AM