|Title||Differential risk of injury to child occupants by SUV size.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Kallan MJ, Durbin D, Elliott MR, Arbogast KB, Winston FK|
|Journal||Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med|
|Keywords||Accidents, Traffic, Automobiles, Child, Humans, United States, Wounds and Injuries|
In the United States, the sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the fastest growing segment of the passenger vehicle fleet, yet SUVs vary widely in size and crashworthiness. Using data collected from a population-based sample of crashes in insured vehicles, we quantified the risk of injury to child occupants in SUVs by vehicle weight. There is an increased risk in both Small and Midsize SUVs when compared to Large SUVs. Parents who are purchasing a SUV should strongly consider the size of the vehicle and its crashworthiness.
|Alternate Journal||Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med|