The Effect of Size Appropriate and Proper Restraint Use on Injury Severity of Children 973310
The National Transportation Safety Board examined the effect of not using an age-appropriate restraint system and the effect of not using a restraint system properly on injury severity. The Safety Board found that improperly restrained children in an age-appropriate restraint system sustained a greater proportion of moderate or worse (AIS 2-6) injuries than properly restrained children who were in the wrong restraint for their size. This was true particularly for infants and small children who were likely to be in a child restraint system. The study underscores the importance of proper use of restraint systems and makes recommendations for improvements in restraint system designs for children.
Citation: Weinstein, E., Sweeney, M., Garber, M., Eastwood, M. et al., "The Effect of Size Appropriate and Proper Restraint Use on Injury Severity of Children," SAE Technical Paper 973310, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/973310. Download Citation
Elaine B. Weinstein, Margaret M. Sweeney, Mitchell Garber, Mary D. Eastwood, Joseph G. Osterman, J. Vernon Roberts
National Transportation Safety Board
Second Child Occupant Protection Symposium
Child Occupant Protection 2nd Symposium Proceedings-P-316