When "buckle up" is not enough: enhancing the safety of children in motor vehicles.

TitleWhen "buckle up" is not enough: enhancing the safety of children in motor vehicles.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWinston FK, Durbin D
JournalLDI Issue Brief
Volume5
Issue9
Pagination1-4
Date Published2000 Jun
ISSN1553-0671
KeywordsAccidents, Traffic, Automobiles, Child, Child, Preschool, Equipment Failure, Health Policy, Humans, Protective Devices, Safety, Seat Belts, United States, Wounds and Injuries
Abstract

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and acquired disability in children over age 1 in the United States. In 1998 alone, 697 children under age 6 died as occupants in motor vehicles, and nearly 100,000 were injured. This Issue Brief describes findings from Partners for Child Passenger Safety, the nation's largest surveillance system of children in car crashes, and points to improvements in child restraints that can reduce the risk of serious injury in the event of a crash.

Alternate JournalLDI Issue Brief
PubMed ID12523347