Restraint devices to prevent traffic injuries in children (education and legislation)

Conclusion: Indications for effectiveness

Available evidence suggests that educational and legislational interventions to increase the use of restraint devices are effective.

  • Review¬†Date: 28/04/2010
    Version: 1.1
    Status: Publish

    Literature was searched that was published between 2000 and 2007 in English language. All kind of studies (reviews, controlled trials) were included. Two reviewers screened the results of the literature search independently and irrelevant studies were excluded, i.e. the article does not comprise [1] the evaluation or effectiveness, [2] the prevention of child injuries, [3] the specific preventive measure studied. Five articles were included in the literature study. After reading no articles were still found to be irrelevant (no evaluation or effectiveness of the preventive measure). The results of this literature study is reviewed by two experts.

    Background documents

Interventions for promoting booster seat use in four to eight year olds traveling in motor vehicles (version 1)
J. Ehiri, H. Ejere, L. Magnussen ... [et al] (2006)

Reviews of evidence regarding interventions to increase use of child safety seats (version 1)
Stephanie Zaza, David A. Sleet, Robert S. Thompson, ...[et al.] (2001)

Community-based programs to promote car seat restraints in children 0-16 years - a systematic review (version 1)
Cathy Turner, Rod McClure, Jim Nixon ... [et al.] (2005)

Child Safety Good Practice Guide : good investments in unintential child injury prevention and safety promotion (version 1)
M. MacKay, J. Vincenten, M. Brussoni, L. Towner ...[et al.] (2006)

Child safety in cars : literature review (version 1)
Anna Anund, Torbjörn Falkmer, Asa Forsman ...[et al.] (2003)