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Restraint use patterns for injured children in Japan

  • Since the compulsory use of child restraints for children up to 5 years of age was introduced in 2000, restraint use among younger children has increased significantly. However, the observed rate of child restraint use plateaus at around 50%, and apparently little spillover effect has been found for older children who are not covered by the law. This report examines the restraint use patterns for children who were injured in cars in relation to driver and child passenger characteristics. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to describe the association between the outcome measure (the proper use of restraints for children) and relevant variables. Better ways for parents and caregivers to improve the use of restraints for children are also discussed.

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Author:K. Okamura, K Mori, Yasushi Nishida
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/01
Contributing corporation:National Research Institute of Police Science <Chiba>
Release Date:2012/08/01
Tag:Analyse (math); Benutzung; Fahrer; Fahrzeugsitz; Japan; Kind; Konferenz; Schweregrad (Unfall; Sicherheitsgurt; Statistik; Verletzung)
Analysis (math); Child; Conference; Driver; Japan; Safety belt; Seat (veh); Severity (accid; Statiistics; Use; injury)
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaft: Institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis <Tokyo>
Source:2nd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 172-178
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 2nd International Conference on ESAR

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