NHTSA seeks comment on child safety restraint study

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration researchers recently announced the agency is seeking comment until Oct. 1 on plans to study the levels of child safety restraint use in passenger vehicles.

According to a notice (.pdf file) published in the Sept. 1 Federal Register, NHTSA wants to collect information to examine whether the levels of use are related to any specific characteristics of drivers, their passengers, the child restraints or the vehicles. Researchers also hope to examine effectiveness of a uniform child restraint attachment system, known as Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, which was established in 1999. LATCH was created to provide an easier method of attaching a child restraint to a vehicle.

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