ERIC Number: ED255662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Protecting Our Own. Community Child Passenger Safety Programs.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This manual provides information on implementing a local child passenger safety program. It covers understanding the problems and solutions; deciding what can be done; planning and carrying out a project; providing adequate, accurate, and current technical information; and reaching additional sources of information. Chapter 1 provides community program ideas by describing what some people can do within their particular spheres of interest. Focus is on law enforcement personnel, health career providers, business community, educators, and civic groups. Chapter 2 provides guidelines for designing, planning, and conducting a program. Topics include exploring the local problem, getting together, training, developing the project, funding, publicity, evaluation, observation surveys of child restraint use, and safety seat loan programs. Chapter 3 offers the success stories of three child passenger safety advocacy groups, and chapter 4 describes what passenger safety advocates need to know about protecting children. This chapter covers how restraint systems protect people, safety standards for car safety seats, sources of safety seats, choosing and using car seats, demonstrating correct use, parents' questions, and when children ride with others. Appendixes include listings of print and media resources, information sources, and a glossary. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Child Restraints (Vehicle Safety); Safety Equipment