Research Papers

Booster seat use in Ontario - The effect of booster seat legislation

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Date added June 6, 2010
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Category 2010 CMRSC XX Niagara
Tags Session 4C
Author/Auteur Piotr Wilk, Ashley Hoogenboom


The aim of this study was to assess the effect of Ontario’s booster seat law. We addressed this objective by providing a comparison over time of the percentage of parents and caregivers who reported, in the population-based survey, that their children between four and seven years of age usually traveled in a booster seat. We found that reported booster usage increasing from 56% in the pre-legislation period about 70% in the post-legislation period. However, a more detailed analysis suggested that the increase was statistically significant only among children six and seven years of age, indicating that children in this age group benefited the most from the legislation.

Piotr Wilk and Ashley Hoogenboom