Author
Abstract
In 1998, 140 children younger than 1 year of age were killed in motor vehicle crashes, and nearly half of those children killed were restrained. Used correctly, child safety seats dramatically reduce a child's risk of death in a motor vehicle crash, but unfortunately, incorrect use of child seats is widespread. Obstetricians and gynecologists have a unique opportunity to counsel parents on the correct restraint for their infants and to provide recommendations for the proper restraint of older children as well. The recommendations for child occupant protection are updated with new information constantly. This article will provide an overview of the current recommendations for restraining children in motor vehicles and identify sources for up-to-date information for physicians and families.
Year of Publication
2001
Journal
Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns
Volume
8
Issue
4
Number of Pages
141-148
Date Published
07/2001
ISSN Number
1068-607X
URL
http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=759777
Alternate Journal
Prim. Care Update Ob Gyns
PMID
11435121