MOTOR-VEHICLE OCCUPANT FATALITIES AND RESTRAINT USE AMONG CHILDREN AGED 4-8 YEARS, UNITED STATES, 1994-1998

In the United States, more children aged 4-8 years die as occupants in motor-vehicle related crashes than from any other form of unintentional injury. To reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by motor-vehicle related trauma, child passengers in this age group should be restrained properly in a vehicle's back seat. To characterize fatalities, restraint use, and seating position among occupants aged 4-8 years involved in fatal crashes, the Center for Disease Control analyzed 1994-1998 data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting Systems (FARS), which is maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (FHWA). This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicate that during 1994-1998 little change occurred in the death rate, restraint use, and seating position among children aged 4-8 years killed in crashes.

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  • Accession Number: 00790539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2000 12:00AM