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Child Saftey Seat Laws

Program Type: Policy - An ordinance, resolution, or law passed by a community that produces positive results.

Description:
These are enforced laws requiring infants and young children traveling in motor vehicles to be restrained in federally approved child safety seats appropriate for the child's age and size. This intervention is effective in increasing child safety seat use and reducing fatal and nonfatal injuries. This intervention is strongly reccomended based on scientific evidence.

Age Group(s):
Infants, Toddlers, Children

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Injury Prevention , Maternal Child Health

Service Area:
Nationwide

Keyword(s):

URL: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/HPDP/index.cfm?module=focus&option=injury&suboption=IVpractices&suboption2=seat&newquery=1

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Site or Location Name: Child Safety Seat Laws (policy)
Address:

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