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child occupant protection

New Evidence Supports Children Under 2 are Safest Riding Rear-Facing

December 6, 2017
A new study reevaluates the safety benefits of restraining children under age 2 rear-facing versus forward-facing in motor vehicles. Learn what has and hasn't changed when it comes to keeping the youngest child passengers optimally protected.

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Interviews, ROI, and Surprising Results: Read the 2017 CChIPS Annual Report

November 6, 2017
Today, the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) released its 2017 Annual Report, featuring snapshots of child safety-focused research projects completed during the 2016-2017 project year.

ICYMI: Golf Carts, Off-Road Vehicles, Lightning Strike, Youth Football, and More

September 29, 2017
Read on for our ICYMI roundup of noteworthy news and articles for September 2017.

Studying the Impact of Bracing on Child Occupant Protection

September 26, 2017
In this guest blog, Ridhi Sahani of Bucknell University shares her pediatric biomechanics research experiences as an Injury Science REU student at CIRP during the summer of 2017.

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Protecting the Smallest Passengers in Motor Vehicles: CPS for Premature Infants

June 28, 2017
What are the special considerations for child passenger safety for low birth weight or premature infants? We explore current best practice recommendations and potential research opportunities to optimize the safety of our smallest passengers.

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Child Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Remain High For Certain States

June 1, 2017

A study recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics sought to describe and explain state- and region-wide variation in pediatric mortality associated with motor vehicle crashes. The study points to real disparities that continue to persist in child passenger safety and can guide states in how to drive down their MVC fatality rates.

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Our Most Popular Posts 2016

December 28, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, let's take a look back at Research in Action's most popular posts in the last year.

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