More Children Are Riding Buckled Up
More North Dakota children are riding buckled up, according to a recent survey conducted by the North Dakota Department of Health.
Surveys are conducted every two years to measure restraint use by children younger than 11. The 2006 survey was conducted between May and August in 10 North Dakota cities. Surveyors observed vehicles and recorded data on 1,937 child passengers determined to be younger than 11. Of those, 87 percent were riding in a car seat, booster seat or seat belt, up from 83 percent in 2004.
Other highlights of the 2006 survey include: