Table 2

Restraint of children in automobiles*

Age (years)
<11234–9
No (%)No (%)No (%)No (%)No (%)
*Information on restraint use not obtained in the case of 100 child occupants of vehicles stopped.
†The difference in the column subtotal from the sum of its component percentages is due to rounding.
Restrained vehicle seat belt only 9 (3) 12 (2) 31 (3) 44 (4) 337 (6)
Child motor vehicle restraint devices restrained and child restrained within device 34 (10) 50 (10) 40 (4) 16 (1) 13 (0)
Total children restrained 43 (12)† 62 (12) 71 (7) 60 (6)† 350 (6)
Not restrained sitting or standing alone 56 (16)163 (31)679 (69) 897 (83)5485 (92)
On someone's lap145 (42)130 (25)125 (13) 70 (6) 95 (2)
Child motor vehicle restraint devices not restrained and/or child not restrained within device 83 (24)150 (29) 97 (10) 43 (4) 36 (1)
Inadequate protective devices 17 (5) 15 (3) 8 (1) 8 (1) 5 (0)
Total children not restrained301 (88)†458 (88)909 (93)1018 (94)5621 (94)†
Total344 (100)520 (100)980 (100)1078 (100)5971 (100)