Child Passenger Safety
Several members of the UMTRI staff are recognized as leading experts on child passenger protection and best-practice issues. This expertise comes from years of experience in evaluating child restraint systems using dynamic testing with ATDs, and from research programs involving development of test procedures, evaluation of best practice recommendations, and development of child crash dummies and associated injury criteria.
Some of UMTRI's research efforts in child passenger protection have resulted in materials that can be used for outreach and education. CPSBestPractice.org summarizes research that is the basis for best practices in child passenger safety. Links to references are included throughout. It also includes videos and diagrams that can be downloaded for educational purposes.
Recent PublicationsSEE MORE
Kathleen D. Klinich, Matthew P. Reed, Jingwen Hu, Jonathan D. Rupp
In a previous study, a computational model of child occupants 6 to 10 years old (YO) was validated using data from a sled test series...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Carol A. C. Flannagan, Sheila M. Ebert-Hamilton, L. Malik, Paul A. Green, Matthew P. Reed
journal article IN: Applied Ergonomics
This study examined how child restraint system (CRS) features contribute to CRS installation errors. Sixteen convertible CRS, selected...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Nichole R. Orton, Carol A. C. Flannagan, Miriam A. Manary, Laura A. Malik, Prabha Narayanaswamy
This project investigated factors relating to tether use and misuse. Volunteer testing was performed with 37 subjects on 16 different...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Matthew P. Reed, Sheila M. Ebert, Jonathan D. Rupp
journal article IN: Traffic injury prevention. Volume 15, issue 8 (2014), pages 866-874.
A series of sled tests was performed using vehicle seats and Hybrid-III 6-year-old (6YO) and 10YO anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs)...
Michelle L. Macy, Patrick M. Carter, C. Raymond Bingham, Rebecca M. Cunningham, Gary L. Freed
journal article IN: Academic Pediatrics, volume 14, number 3, May-June 2014, pp. 279-286
Driver distraction has been identified as a threat to individual drivers and public health. Motor vehicle collisions remain a leading...
Recent ProjectsSEE MORE
Sheila Ebert, Laura Malik, Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary
2017 to 2018
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Laura Malik, Miriam A. Manary, Kyle Boyle, Brian Eby, Kathleen DeSantis Klinich
2016 to 2017
Transportation, Department of-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-Subcontracts
Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Kyle Boyle
2016 to 2017
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Carol Flannagan, Laura Malik