FINAL DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FMVSS 213: CHILD SEATING SYSTEMS

The report covers the final design and implementation plan for evaluating the effectiveness of FMVSS 213 (Child Seating Systems). The plan for the evaluation study considers measurability criteria, alternative statistical and laboratory techniques, data availability/collectability, resource requirements, work schedule, and other factors. The objective of FMVSS 213 is injury reduction, to be achieved through specifying performance requirements for all child seats manufactured after April 1, 1971. The plan described herein contains seven analyses. Mass accident data will be analyzed to determine if the use of child seating systems has resulted in a reduction in the number of deaths and severity of injury to young children. Detailed accident bases will be investigated for effects of various variables on injury to restrained and unrestrained children. Task 3 is a NASS special data collection and analysis. Mail surveys of pediatricians and hospital emergency rooms will take place in the fourth task. Task 5 includes an on-site real world survey on the use of child restraints and a mail survey on attitudes toward these systems. Task 6 involves dynamic testing of commercial systems and the final analysis is of the direct costs of implementing FMVSS 213.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-283 096.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for the Environment and Man, Incorporated

    275 Windsor Street
    Hartford, CT  USA  06120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Costenoble, K
    • Northrop, G M
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-303 Final Rpt., CEM-4229-597
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01675
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM