Child restraint advice and fitting service in Queensland

Wikman, John (1999) Child restraint advice and fitting service in Queensland. In McClure, Roderick (Ed.) Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, 9-12 May 1999, Brisbane, Queensland.


For many years, the RACQ has assisted thousands of members/ non-members with child restraint sales and advice; and conducted seat belt/child restraint wearing rate surveys for Queensland. This study aimed to expand on previous research about the use of child safety restraints in Queensland. Stakeholder interviews were conducted involving experts in child restraints/safety areas. Attitudinal and observation surveys were developed and undertaken to gauge the level of community awareness, understanding and use of infant/child restraints across the state. Major findings included: - around one-third of the restraints were deemed to be unsuitable for the child's height and weight; - parents/carers think it is easy to install child restraints, yet do so poorly; - 10% of children observed were not restrained while travelling in the vehicle; and - parents/carers need better information about restraint selection, installation and use.

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ID Code: 10061
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: John Wikman of RACQ received a Road Safety Research Grant from CARRS-Q in 1997. His research project's title was "Child restraint advice and fitting service in Queensland."
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ISBN: 1864993782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 John Wikman
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:43

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