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Motor Vehicle Safety:

Car Seats, Child Passengers, and Teenage Drivers

References:

[1] NHTSA. Teen Crash Statistics. Available at: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/newdriver/SaveTeens/append_c.html. Accessed 28 November 2009.

[2] Children's Hospital Boston. Motor Vehicle Safety. Available from: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1314/mainpageS1314P0.html. Accessed 28 November 2009

[3] Taft CH, Mickalide AD, Taft AR. Child Passengers at Risk in America: A National Study of Car Seat Misuse. Washington, D.C.: National SAFE KIDS Campaign. 1999 February.

[3a] American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention.  Policy statement child passenger safety.  Pediatrics.  Published online Mar 21, 2011; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-0213.

[4] CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System. Available at: http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10.html. Accessed 28 November 2009.

Written and compiled by Kyla Boyse, R.N. Reviewed by faculty and staff the University of Michigan.

Updated March 2011