Child Passenger Safety Perceptions and Practices in Ride-sharing and Autonomous Vehicles

This project will produce a report that addresses (1) how people secure their children when riding in ride-share vehicles, (2) how caregiver and driver perceptions of Child Restraint System (CRS) use in the ride-sharing context and potential autonomous vehicles compared to personal vehicles, and (3) how to improve CRS use in ride-share vehicles by providing practical ideas. To that end, the project involves a literature review of studies on CRS use in ride-share vehicles and other shared mobility situations; an observational study in one major urban area and one tourist destination; and focus groups with caregivers and ride-share drivers.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $730308
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH2217D00044

      693JJ920F000166

    • 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:

      Sheppard, Kelly

    • Performing Organizations:

      Westat, Incorporated

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

      Sheppard, Kelly

    • Start Date: 20200925
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250000
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Child Passenger Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01756416
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH2217D00044, 693JJ920F000166
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 29 2020 9:09AM