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 & Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with Task Force findings for each (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.
|Laws Mandating Use||Recommended
|Community-Wide Information & Enhanced Enforcement Campaigns||Recommended
|Distribution & Education Programs||Recommended
|Incentive & 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.
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- Page last reviewed: February 25, 2013
- Page last updated: February 25, 2013
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services