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Many children remain unrestrained in cars

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 17 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1483
  1. Harry Campbell, Senior lecturera,
  2. Sheena MacDonald, Data analystb
  1. a Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
  2. b Centre for Health and Social Research, Glenrothes KY7 5PB

    Editor—While we agree with the points that Ian Roberts and Carolyn DiGuiseppi make in their editorial on children in cars,1 we wish to draw attention to other important aspects of children's safety in cars. Over the past few years three surveys have been carried out on the use of restraints by car occupants in Fife, Scotland. In total, 13 933 car occupants in 7793 vehicles have been surveyed at several survey points throughout the county.2 3 In addition …

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