The 2006 Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS) Fact and Trend Report provides current data about children involved in U.S. motor vehicle crashes. In its second year, this report focuses on child injury. In particular, we
highlight the circumstances, people and vehicles that are involved in crashes in which children are injured.
PCPS, the world's largest study of children in crashes, is a research partnership between The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance Companies. As of Dec. 31, 2005, more than 455,000 State Farm
customers, transporting 669,000 children, participated in the study.The study includes 29,675 in-depth interviews and more than 800 crash investigations.
PCPS data continue to reinforce the need for ongoing education on appropriate restraint use and rear seating for children. The study also points to the need for continued research and development as well as the adoption of
public policies to support the unique needs of child passengers. The data on teenage drivers support the need for additional research and the implementation of interventions to improve driving skills and laws.