2004 Motor Vehicle Occupant Protection Facts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has produced this booklet since 2002 to provide information supporting the ongoing need for legislative, enforcement, education, and public awareness activities promoting occupant protection for children, youth, and young adults. Collectively, this information illustrates the national imperative for addressing motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death and injury for children and youth in the United States. As a resource for occupant protection advocates, this booklet focuses on passenger vehicles. The booklet is divided into three main sections. The first section presents general information on the need for and importance of promoting occupant restraint use for children, youth, and young adults. The second section provides occupant protection facts specific to children and youth, followed by facts for young adults. The last section includes survey findings from NHTSA's 2003 Motor Vehicle Occupant Safety Survey on self-reported behavior, attitudes, and opinions about safety belt use and laws.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-810 654
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 2 2007 11:33AM