Effect of booster seat laws on appropriate restraint use by children 4 to 7 years old involved in crashes.

@article{Winston2007EffectOB,
  title={Effect of booster seat laws on appropriate restraint use by children 4 to 7 years old involved in crashes.},
  author={Flaura K. Winston and Michael J. Kallan and Michael R. Elliott and Dawei Xie and Dennis R. Durbin},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={161 3},
  pages={270-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To quantify the independent contribution of recently enacted booster seat laws on appropriate restraint use by child passengers in motor vehicles. DESIGN Longitudinal study of children involved in crashes with data collected via insurance claims records and a validated telephone survey. SETTING Sixteen states and Washington, DC, from December 1, 1998, through December 31, 2004. PARTICIPANTS Probability sample of 5198 vehicles in crashes involving 6102 children aged 4 to 7 years… CONTINUE READING
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