ERIC Number: ED253652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Progress Report on Increasing Child Restraint Usage through Local Education and Distribution Efforts.
Orr, Beverly T.; And Others
A project was undertaken to counteract low auto restraint usage rates for children in North Carolina through a comprehensive program with emphasis in the areas of educational activities, establishment of child restraint loan and rental programs across the State, development of educational materials and public awareness activities, and monitoring of North Carolina traffic accident data to evaluate the effectiveness of the State's child restraint law. Included among the major accomplishments of the project during the current grant year period were the following: dissemination of information through over 200 educational presentations by a network of professional and volunteer child safety advocates to over 10,000 children, parents, and members of the health community; establishment of 16 new child safety seat loan and rental programs, bringing the State total of such programs to 125; provision of training and materials to interested groups upon request; development of public service announcements and news releases to increase public awareness of the State's child restraint law; development, revision, and updating of educational materials to be supplied free of charge to child passenger safety advocates; and evaluation of the effectiveness of the State's child restraint law. Plans for the next year of the project include efforts to broaden the network of advocates working in the area of increasing the use of child auto safety restraints and plans to provide information regarding the effectiveness of the North Carolina child restraint law to State legislators and advocates. (MN)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Data Collection, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Relations, Publicity, Safety Education, Safety Equipment, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Technical Assistance, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety, Training
University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, CTP, 197A, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina Governor's Office, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Highway Safety Research Center.
Identifiers: Child Restraints (Vehicle Safety); Impact Studies; North Carolina