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.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $787250
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH2217D00044

      693JJ920F000166

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590

      Office of Behavioral Safety Research

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, District of Columbia  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

      Hendricks, Margaret

    • Performing Organizations:

      Westat, Incorporated

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

      Hendricks, Margaret

    • Start Date: 20200925
    • Expected Completion Date: 20251231
    • 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 9:23AM