Protecting Children: A Guide to Child Traffic Safety Laws

This book provides state legislators and other interested parties with general information and policy options concerning children and traffic safety. Each chapter provides background information about a specific policy issue. A separate section in each chapter describes state laws on each policy topic. Chapter one discusses child occupant protection issues, including child safety seats, air bags and pickup trucks, in addition to current state laws and programs. Chapter two addresses pedestrian issues facing children, including bicycle helmet laws and walking to school safely. Chapter three details state and federal laws regarding school buses. Chapter four discusses alcohol-related child endangerment issues. Chapter five provides information related to teen drivers, including graduated licensing laws and other tools designed to keep teen drivers safe. Appendices provide additional information, resources and state-by-state information about laws.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01013262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2005 2:35PM