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Study on Child-Restraint Systems on airplanes
Last updated: 23 September 2014

published: 29 OCT 2003
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Results of a study show that requiring Child-Restraint Systems on airplanes would prevent few airplane crash deaths and might cause an increase in motor vehicle deaths if many families switched to travel by car rather than paying additional fares for their young children. Irrespective of that possibility, the cost of the regulation per death prevented would be high–about $1.3 billion. (Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 157 No. 10, October 2003)

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