A California law requires insurers to cover the cost of replacing a restraint used by a child in any crash, regardless of severity, even if there is no visible damage. The state of Illinois is considering a similar law. However, recent crash tests indicate that there is not a problem. In the tests, child restraints were subjected to both severe crashes and minor crashes, and they held up very well. It was concluded that child restraints should not have to be replaced after most crashes. However, they should be inspected and replaced if there is visible damage; and in the case of a severe crash, they should be replaced even if there is no visible damage.

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    PDE Publications

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  • Publication Date: 2000


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 4
  • Serial:
    • Driver/Education
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: PDE Publications
    • ISSN: 1183-7314

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  • Accession Number: 00795583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2000 12:00AM