TRL sets up national database of child car seats

16 Nov 2011

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is conducting a nationwide analysis of the use of child car seats, or restraints as they are often known to support road safety professionals.

In sharing their data with road safety professionals, TRL’s objective is to help them use the data to inform their in-car child safety strategies. Additionally the information will enable TRL to feed into the development of future policies relating to the regulation of child car passenger safety.

TRL has worked with road safety professionals to develop and test a questionnaire and is planning to collect and analyse data from the many existing car seat checking clinics across the country. The questionnaire has been distributed to road safety professionals around the country. Any data they collect will be fed back to the survey.

TRL has also been working on developing a database which has now been launched and contains data from a number of previous studies.

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TRL has also been working on developing a database which has now been launched and contains data from a number of previous studies.

If you work in road and in-car safety and would like to use the questionnaire to generate data for the survey, or to find out more, please email Marianne Hynd at TRL: mhynd@trl.co.uk