The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released overall results for child restraint use in the year 2007. The results show some promising advancements in a critical area of child protection. The study indicates that restraint for all children (birth to age 7) increased to 89% in 2007. The information contained in the survey came from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) which collects data on child restraint use throughout the United States. The NOPUS survey is conducted annually by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. Significant findings for 2007 include:
The survey also analyzes child restraint use by region of the country. For the second year in a row, the South had the lowest regional child restraint usage rates. Only 85% of children in the South were found to have been wearing appropriate child restraints. We really must do a better job to make sure that children are properly restrained. In Alabama, the law provides the following:
The manufacturers of child restraint devices must design the restraints in a safe manner. We have seen a number of child restraints that were improperly designed and which created a hazard for children. To view more helpful information on proper child restraint usage, you can visit the NHTSA website (www.nhtsa.gov).
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