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Drive Safely!




Drive safely!

By Carol Carraccio, MD, and Robert Englander, MD


1. The angle of the automobile infant seat must be this number of degrees to insure adequate protection in a crash (two words).

2. A rear-facing car seat is used for infants and toddlers who weigh less than 20 pounds and are younger than this number of months.

3. The rear seat is the _________ place for a child of any age to ride.

4. Never use this type of seat facing forward.

5. Premature infants who can't tolerate the semireclined position should be transported in this device (two words).

6. Seat belt syndrome results when an adult belt rides up over the abdomen, causing compression and this condition of the spine.

7. For infants who are small or have a low birth weight, use a car seat without this for the first few months.


8. A car seat "fits" when these parts of the child's body are below the top of the back of the seat.

9. When a child weighs more than this number of pounds, he or she should be restrained with both a lap and a shoulder belt.

10. A child who weighs 30 to 40 pounds should be restrained in this type of seat.

11. This type of fracture associated with an internal abdominal injury is known as the seat belt syndrome.

12. Compared with shield boosters, belt-positioning booster seats provide __________ upper body protection.

Answers will appear in the April 2001 issue.

DR. CARRACCIO is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair for Education, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore.
DR. ENGLANDER is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of Resident Education at the same institution.


Carol Carraccio. Drive Safely!. Contemporary Pediatrics 2001;0:132.

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