Journal article

Child Restraint Fitting Stations reduce incorrect restraint use among child occupants.

Julie Brown, Caroline F Finch, Julie Hatfield, Lynne E Bilston

Accident Analysis & Prevention | Published : 2011

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of the NSW Restraint Fitting Station Network in preventing incorrect use of rearward facing and forward facing child restraints. The way children used restraints was observed randomly as they arrived at observation sites during a cross-sectional ecological study across New South Wales, Australia. Trained researchers examined restraint system installation once the child left the vehicle. A structured interview was also conducted with the driver. Logistic regression was used to examine the association between parental report of ever having the restraint checked at a Restraint Fitting Station and whether or not the restraint was used correctly, while contr..

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