Drivers' knowledge and attitudes towards child restraint system (CRS) usage

P. Noor Faradila, Baba Md Deros, S. Mohd Syazwan, H. Azhar, O. Mohd Rasid

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Abstract

Child restraint system (CRS) can protect children in the event of crash and reduce the severity of injuries. As such, it is crucial to understand the prevalence of CRS usage and knowledge attributes on CRS usage among drivers. This study aims to assessdrivers' knowledge on CRS usage.A semi-structured questionnaire was developed and pilot tested to verify its validity and reliability. The questionnaireaddressesdrivers' knowledge about CRS currently available in the Malaysian market, the types of restraints used and views on fitting restraints to passenger vehicles. Seventy four percentfrom 500 respondents cited that they are usingor theyhave used CRS,64% knowabout CRS and its function, and 43% areawareof ISOFIX. In short, majority of the respondents are aware of CRS use and functions. Awareness and education program should berigorously introduced to public towards the implementation of the CRS law.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-72
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume18
Issue numberSpecialissue2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • Child injury
  • Child restraint system
  • Children passenger safety
  • Road traffic accident

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Faradila, P. N., Md Deros, B., Syazwan, S. M., Azhar, H., & Rasid, O. M. (2018). Drivers' knowledge and attitudes towards child restraint system (CRS) usage. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 18(Specialissue2), 66-72.

Drivers' knowledge and attitudes towards child restraint system (CRS) usage. / Faradila, P. Noor; Md Deros, Baba; Syazwan, S. Mohd; Azhar, H.; Rasid, O. Mohd.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2, 10.06.2018, p. 66-72.

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Faradila, PN, Md Deros, B, Syazwan, SM, Azhar, H & Rasid, OM 2018, 'Drivers' knowledge and attitudes towards child restraint system (CRS) usage', Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, vol. 18, no. Specialissue2, pp. 66-72.
Faradila PN, Md Deros B, Syazwan SM, Azhar H, Rasid OM. Drivers' knowledge and attitudes towards child restraint system (CRS) usage. Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 Jun 10;18(Specialissue2):66-72.
Faradila, P. Noor ; Md Deros, Baba ; Syazwan, S. Mohd ; Azhar, H. ; Rasid, O. Mohd. / Drivers' knowledge and attitudes towards child restraint system (CRS) usage. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. Specialissue2. pp. 66-72.
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