Awareness and Availability of Child Passenger Safety Information Resources

Many information resources are available to aid parents and caregivers with proper and accurate child restraint system selection and installation including hands-on instruction. In 1998, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) implemented a program for training and certifying child passenger safety technicians (CPSTs). Presently, Safe Kids Worldwide hosts Child Car Seat Inspection Stations nationwide, which provide parents and caregivers an opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction regarding proper use and installation of child restraints from a certified CPST. Unfortunately, this resource seems to be underutilized, and it is unclear what obstructs and what encourages use of this resource. This research will use a survey to assess the awareness and availability of child passenger safety information resources including the degree of awareness parents and caregivers have of Child Passenger Safety Technicians and inspection stations; the relationships between parent and caregiver confidence, risk perception, and the intent to visit an inspection station; and barriers to use of inspection stations.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $501417
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH22-15-C-00038

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Byrd, Mary

    • Performing Organizations:

      Westat, Incorporated

      1650 Research Boulevard
      Rockville, MD  United States  20850
    • Principal Investigators:

      Byrd, Mary

    • Start Date: 20150929
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Child Passenger Safety

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01607470
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-15-C-00038
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 5 2016 5:26PM