Restraint systems for the prevention of injury to children in automobile accidents

Am J Public Health. 1976 May;66(5):451-6. doi: 10.2105/ajph.66.5.451.


Highway accidents are the leading cause of child deaths in the United States from the ages of 1-14 years-6,122 such deaths occurred in 1973. In most instances deaths and permanent injuries occurred with the child as a passenger in an automobile. One approach toward alleviating this problem is the restraint of children in automobiles to reduce the likelihood of injury in a crash.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Automobile Driving
  • Child Health Services
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Education*
  • Humans
  • Immobilization
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Nurses
  • Parents*
  • Physicians
  • Protective Devices*
  • Washington
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control*