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Safety Equipment Use and Child Passengers*


Table 2
Child Restraint Device and Safety Belt Use
By Passenger Age Groups
  No
Injury
% Injury % Fatal % Injury
Not
Stated
%
           0 to 3
With Restraint 8,325 94.47 2,655 89.97 13 52.00 0 0.00
Without Restraint 486 5.52 296 10.03 12 48.00 0 0.00
Use Not Stated 1 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
TOTAL 8,812 100 2,951 100 25 100 0 0
           4 to 5
With Restraint 3,848 88.30 1,513 85.00 6 46.15 0 0.00
Without Restraint 509 11.68 267 15.00 7 53.85 0 0.00
Use Not Stated 1 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
TOTAL 4,358 100 1,780 100 13 100 0 0
           6 to 17
With Restraint 23,995 72.57 12,071 77.17 31 25.62 0 0.00
Without Restraint 9,068 27.42 3,571 22.83 90 74.38 0 0.00
Use Not Stated 3 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
TOTAL 33,066 100 15,642 100 121 100 0 0

NOTE: Sixty-nine percent (109 of 159) of the children ages 0 to 17 years old killed were not using safety equipment.




Table 3
Child Passengers Injured or Killed
1995 Through 2004
  Age Group By Injury Level
  Injury Fatal  
Year 0 to 3 % 4 to 5 % 6 to 17 % 0 to 3 % 4 to 5 % 6 to 17 % Total
1995 2,652 9.59 2,238 11.35 18,785 10.53 13 7.43 14 14.58 108 9.90 23,810
1996 2,730 9.87 2,300 11.66 19,216 10.77 19 10.86 9 9.38 109 9.99 24,383
1997 2,740 9.90 2,215 11.23 19,610 11.00 12 6.86 9 9.38 104 9.53 24,690
1998 2,572 9.30 2,186 11.08 19,791 11.10 19 10.86 12 12.50 97 8.89 24,677
1999 2,554 9.23 2,003 10.16 19,565 10.97 15 8.57 9 9.38 120 11.00 24,266
2000 2,642 9.55 1,939 9.83 17,684 9.92 15 8.57 8 8.33 121 11.09 22,409
2001 2,731 9.87 1,925 9.76 18,035 10.11 12 6.86 7 7.29 109 9.99 22,819
2002 2,957 10.69 1,545 7.83 14,811 8.30 24 13.71 9 9.38 105 9.62 19,451
2003 3,139 11.35 1,591 8.07 15,202 8.52 21 12.00 6 6.25 97 8.89 20,056
2004 2,951 10.67 1,780 9.03 15,642 8.77 25 14.29 13 13.54 121 11.09 20,532
Total 27,668 100 19,722 100 178,341 100 175 100 96 100 1,091 100 227,093


* Does not include passengers of bicycles, motorcycles, or all-terrain vehicles on both tables.


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