Booster seat or seat belt? Motor vehicle injuries and child restraint laws in preschool and early school-age children.

Vicki Angulo-Vazquez, Joseph De Santis

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ISSUES AND PURPOSE: Despite numerous interventions to reduce motor vehicle injuries and deaths in children living in the United States, unintentional motor vehicle injuries continue to be the leading cause of death of U.S. children. CONCLUSION: Even though child restraint laws have been enacted, many children 5 to 9 years of age continue to be injured in motor vehicle crashes. These injuries are related to the improper use of child restraints. Reasons for injuries in this age group were explored by a review of the current literature. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Nurses have a unique role in educating families about proper restraint and in contributing to the evidence base for practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalJournal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN.
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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