Publication Details

K. Hunter, K. F. Clapham, M. Lyford, L. Keay, J. Brown, L. Bilson, M. Fegan & R. Ivers, "Buckle up safely for Indigenous children: development and evaluation of a preschool based education program to increase correct use of appropriate child restraints", Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference: Canberra, 2010. Australian Health Services Research Institute, Australia, (2010)


Background: Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death and serious injury in Australian children and Indigenous children aged 0-4 years suffer 3.1 times more fatalities and 2.5 times more hospitalisationsdue to transport injuriesthan do non-Indigenouschildren. Parents are aware of the safety benefits of using car restraints for their children but are reportedly less aware of the appropriate restraint for their child’s age.