For young urban families who may not own a car, taxicabs are a common mode of transportation.
We surveyed the frequency of taxicab use involving children younger than age 4 years in a Baltimore, Md, clinic population and studied pediatric occupant safety issues, including taxicab child restraint law exemptions, taxicab occupant morbidity/mortality data, and taxicab child restraint device availability.
In our inner-city clinic, 84 (78%) of 108 families reported that they did not own a car and 64 (76%) of those without cars rode with their small children in taxicabs at least monthly (n=28), weekly (n=27), or daily (n=9), all without child restraints.
Thirty-five of 50 states (70%) plus Washington, DC, exempt taxicabs from child restraint laws.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mesure sécurité, Contention, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Taxi, Mortalité, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Législation, Morbidité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Safety measure, Restraint, Statistical study, United States, North America, America, Taxi, Mortality, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Legislation, Morbidity
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Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.