The effect of seating location on the injury of properly restrained children in child safety seats
- Published: Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume 37, Issue 3, Pages 435–439, May 2005
- Authors: Ulric J. Lund
- Date Added: 09 Apr 2012
- Last Update: 23 Jul 2013
To assess the effect of seating position on the risk of injury, and whether whether the center rear seat is a safer seating position than either of the outboard rear seats.
Analysis, using a multiple logistic regression model, of children seated in a child safety seat in a rear seat location using data from the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS), General Estimates System (GES)
The center rear seat is not a safer seating position than either of the outboard rear seats in terms of odds of injury.
These results do not agree with those of previous studies that suggested the center rear seat is the safest position for parents to place a child safety seat.