SAFETY OF TRANSPORT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN: EXPLORATORY SURVEY IN FRANCE

This paper concerns the safety of disabled children travelling in a vehicle seat. Severely disabled children suffer from physical impairments of posture and movement which alter their seating position. There has been very little research done on this group of travellers. A questionnaire survey was given to French parents of disabled children concerning their use of safety devices in a private car. The quality of child restraint usage was investigated: the most common misuse was incorrect belt positioning. Proposals for further research are made, including adaptation of the standard belt.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 815-823
  • Monograph Title: SETTING THE PACE. 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, SEPTEMBER 1998. 2 VOLS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-646-36154-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM