Motor Vehicle-Related Injury Prevention: Use of Child Safety Seats
The reviewed interventions aim to increase the use of child safety seats among children ages 0-4 years. Approaches include legislation, education, and seat distribution programs.
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review. These reviews were led by scientists in the Community Guide and CDC’s Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention.
|Intervention||Task Force Finding|
|Laws Mandating Use||Recommended
|Community-Wide Information and Enhanced Enforcement Campaigns||Recommended
|Distribution and Education Programs||Recommended
|Incentive and Education Programs||Recommended
|Education Programs When Used Alone||Insufficient Evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Motor vehicle-related injury prevention: use of child safety seats. www.thecommunityguide.org/mvoi/childsafetyseats/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: March 19, 2014
- Page last updated: March 19, 2014
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services