Coverage gaps in child-restraint and seat-belt laws affecting children.

  title={Coverage gaps in child-restraint and seat-belt laws affecting children.},
  author={Michele Fields and Ken Weinberg},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={26 3},
Although most U.S. states have enacted mandatory-seat-belt-use laws and all states have child-restraint laws requiring children under specified ages to be properly restrained in vehicles, some children are covered by neither law. Other children are covered only by belt-use laws that do not make any adult responsible for their compliance. This note analyzes the child-restraint and belt-use laws in each state and demonstrates the deficiencies in coverage as they apply to children younger than age… CONTINUE READING

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