Behavioural intervention using rewards increases child car restraint usage by 4–6 year old rural school children

The Buckle Up Child Car Regional Town Restraint Project designed, implemented and evaluated an intervention targeted at increasing appropriate child car restraint usage in 4-6 year old rural school children. Rewards were given to 298 children for using car restraints over one month, where they were given stickers in the school car parks by the research team and in-class rewards by the class teachers. In addition, vouchers for the free fitting and provision of child car seats and/or harnesses were provided to encourage appropriate use of child car restraints, and free fitting and checking clinics were provided by the RACWA. During the study, all parents at the participating schools were asked to complete a questionnaire about child car restraints and their usage.

Type: Research and Analysis Report

Sub Type: Grant

Author(s): K Robinson

Topics: Child, Rural, Seat belts

Publication Date: 01/01/01