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TitleChild restraint misuse and injury outcomes observed in at-scene in-depth crash investigations in South Australia
AuthorsDoecke SD, Dutschke JK
Year2019
TypeConference Paper
AbstractTwenty-three children in child restraints were involved in accidents investigated as part of CASR’s at-scene in-depth crash investigations between late 2014 and 2018. Correctness of restraint use, injury outcomes and crash severity (Delta-V) were determined. Thirteen (57%) of these children were confirmed to be in an age appropriate restraint that had the top tether attached (if required). Three (13%) were in age inappropriate restraints. Six (26%) were in restraints without the top tether attached to the anchor. In a high Delta-V crash, the injuries were much more severe for a child in an untethered restraint compared a tethered restraint.
Conference Name2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date25-27 September 2019

Reference
Doecke SD, Dutschke JK (2019) 'Child restraint misuse and injury outcomes observed in at-scene in-depth crash investigations in South Australia', 2019 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 25-27 September 2019.