Child restraint law effects on motor vehicle accident fatalities and injuries: the New Mexico experience.

@article{Sewell1986ChildRL,
  title={Child restraint law effects on motor vehicle accident fatalities and injuries: the New Mexico experience.},
  author={C. Mack Sewell and Harry F. Hull and Joe Fenner and Harold Graff and Joe Pine},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1986},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={1079-84}
}
The New Mexico State Legislature passed a child restraint law applicable to children less than 5 years of age that became effective in June 1983. To evaluate the effectiveness of this law, we analyzed traffic accident data for New Mexico from January 1981 through September 1984. During this period, there were 20,972 children younger than 5 years of age in motor vehicle accidents. Restraint usage increased for this age group from a low of about 10% in 1981 to more than 40% in 1984 (P less than… CONTINUE READING
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