Issues of child occupant protection: A literature review

Lennon, Alexia J. (2006) Issues of child occupant protection: A literature review. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 17(2), pp. 38-45.

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Though there have been considerable reductions in child mortality and morbidity due to motor vehicle crashes in the past twenty years, road trauma is still a leading cause of death for children in motorised countries and thus an important health and safety issue in Australia. This review identifies key issues of child occupant protection such as the use of age-appropriate child restraints, effects of misuse of restraints, and rear seating of children. Current research findings, with particular emphasis on Australian data, are discussed in relation to avenues that offer potential for enhancing levels of protection

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ID Code: 5978
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: child safety, road safety, injury prevention, motor vehicles
ISSN: 1832-4947
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Australasian College of Road Safety
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 00:28

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