N.R.M.A. SURVEY - THE USE OF RESTRAINTS BY CHILDREN IN AUTOMOBILES

During October - November 1977 the National Roads and Motorists Association (N.R.M.A.) conducted a survey on the use of restraints by children in automobiles. The results of the survey have been compared with a similar survey carried out in 1976. 1300 vehicles containing 1677 children were observed and restraint systems were available to 85.5% of the total figures are given concerning types of restraints available including child seats, harnesses, adult lap or lap-sash belts and actual use made of them for children. Comparison of the 1976 and 1977 surveys has shown that the number of children adequately restrained has increased by 10.5% but remains relatively low at 43.5% indicating that the new legislation has had some effect on the restraining of children. /TRRL/

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    National Roads & Motorists Association, Australia

    151 Clarence Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • FLEMING, D
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00179973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM