Reducing Nonuse of Restraints by Children Ages 5 to 7

The study objective was to suggest solutions to the problem of unrestrained children ages 5 to 7 riding in motor vehicles. The study methodology entailed: (1) a literature review to identify factors associated with children’s nonuse of occupant restraints and potential interventions; (2) discussions with key informants to identify barriers to restraint use in this child population and to recommend strategies to reduce nonuse; (3) a brainstorming session with experts to propose and prioritize strategies to reduce nonuse among identified high-risk populations; and (4) focus groups in four cities with adults observed transporting unrestrained children ages 5 to 7 to discuss strategies to increase restraint use. The obtained information encompassed not just nonuse but also improper use (e.g., using a seat belt instead of a booster seat).


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 2p
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  • Accession Number: 01154875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 19 2010 10:00AM