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Motor Vehicle Occupant Protection
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Table of Contents

Introduction
    The National Scope of Motor Vehicle Crashes
    How To Use This Occupant Protection Booklet
 
The Need To Promote Occupant Restraint Use for Children, Youth, and 16- to 20-Year-Olds
    Adult Safety Belt Use Makes a Difference
        Exhibit 1: Driver and Child Restraint Use in Fatal Crashes         Involving Children From Birth to 15 Years of Age
    Occupant Restraints for All Age Groups Save Lives
    Closing the Gaps in Occupant Restraint Laws Can Save Young      Lives
    Primary Enforcement Laws Help Protect Children of All Ages
        Exhibit 2: States With Primary and Secondary Safety Belt Laws
    Booster Seat Use Saves Lives and Reduces the Risk of Injury
 
Facts About Children and Youth
    Facts About Restraint Use
    Facts About Motor-Vehicle-Related Deaths and Injuries
 
Facts About Young Adults Ages 16 to 20
    Facts About Safety Belt Use
    Facts About Motor-Vehicle-Related Deaths and Injuries
    Self-Reported Behavior, Attitudes, and Opinions on Safety Belt Use
        Safety Belt Use Behavior
        Attitudes Toward Safety Belt Use
       Opinions About Safety Belt Use Laws
 
Appendices
    Appendix A: Persons Killed in Motor Vehicle Crashes, by State and      Age Group, 2002
    Appendix B: Passenger Vehicle Occupants Killed in Motor Vehicle     Crashes, by State and Restraint Use, 2002
    Appendix C: State Child Restraint Laws
 
For Additional Information
 
Charts
    Chart 1: Occupant Fatalities in 2002, By Age and Restraint Use, In     Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 2: Occupant Fatality and Injury Rates, 1993-2002, Per 100     Million VMT, In Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 3: Occupant Fatalities in 2002, By Age, In Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 4: Occupants Injured in 2002, By Age, In Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 5: Occupant Fatalities in 2002, By Age and Ejection Status, In     Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 6: Occupant Fatalities in 2002, By Age and Restraint Use, In     Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 7: Occupants Killed or Injured in 2002, By Injury Severity, In     Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 8: Percentage of All Occupants From Birth to Age 20 Killed or     Injured in 2002, By Age, In Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 9: Occupant Fatality Rates Per 100,000 Population in 2002, By     Age, In Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 10: Percentage of Driver Fatalities Among 16- to 20-
    Year-Olds, In Which Driver Was Unrestrained, 1993-2002, In      Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 11: Driver Fatality Rates Per 100,000 Licensed Drivers in     2002, By Age and Gender, In Passenger Vehicles
    Chart 12: Driver Injury Rates Per 100,000 Licensed Drivers in 2002,     By Age and Gender, In Passenger Vehicles
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