N.R.M.A. REPORT-SURVEY OF CHILD RESTRAINTS IN AUSTRALIA

The survey aimed at assessing any major problems experienced with the various types of child restraints, how effective the restraints had been in accidents and whether there were less complaints with Australian Standard 1754 approved restraints compared with E46 approved restraints. Only 3 children were reported to have been injured in the 155 accidents reported. In all but two cases the restraints were considered to have performed satisfactorily. Whereas movement of restraints from one vehicle to another was considered difficult for 43 percent of child harnesses it was only considered difficult for 20 percent of child seats. It was also considered more difficult to move child seats with their own anchorage straps than child seats using adult lap-sash belts. 44 percent of child seats and only 23 percent of child harnesses were difficult to adjust; 24 percent of child seats and 35 percent of child harnesses allowed excessive movement by the child. Use of adult inertia reel seat belts with child seats without upper restraining straps did not appear to present any great problems. /TRRL/

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    National Roads and Motorists Association

    151 Clarence Street
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Cox, R G
    • Fleming, D M
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM