Child Occupant Protection Device Use and Misuse
All states have some form of legislation requiring young children to be in a child safety seat while traveling in a motor vehicle. These laws have had varying success in getting parents to properly restrain their young children. Even when children are seated in the proper child safety seat, the seat is often improperly installed in the vehicle. Researchers at UMTRI have developed several studies to determine the overall use rates of child safety seats, as well as common misuse errors.
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Jingwen Hu, Miriam A. Manary, Kathleen D. Klinich, Matthew P. Reed
journal article IN: Traffic injury prevention Volume 16, Issue 8, 2015, pp. 781-785
The objectives of this study are to use computer simulation to evaluate the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13216...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Matthew P. Reed, Jingwen Hu, Jonathan D. Rupp
In a previous study, a computational model of child occupants 6 to 10 years old (YO) was validated using data from a sled test series...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Carol A. C. Flannagan, Sheila M. Ebert-Hamilton, L. Malik, Paul A. Green, Matthew P. Reed
journal article IN: Applied Ergonomics
This study examined how child restraint system (CRS) features contribute to CRS installation errors. Sixteen convertible CRS, selected...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Nichole R. Orton, Carol A. C. Flannagan, Miriam A. Manary, Laura A. Malik, Prabha Narayanaswamy
This project investigated factors relating to tether use and misuse. Volunteer testing was performed with 37 subjects on 16 different...
Michelle L. Macy,Â Gary L. Freed, Matthew P. Reed.
journal article IN: Traffic injury prevention. Vol. 14, no. 2 (2013), p. 209-214.
Objective: Child restraint systems (CRS) are increasingly being designed to accommodate larger children and to mitigate side impact...