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AIR BAGS AND CHILDREN: RESULTS OF A NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SPECIAL INVESTIGATION INTO ACTUAL CRASHES

Accession Number:

00740903

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/isbn/1560919019

Abstract:

The objective of this study was to examine the interaction of air bags and children in actual crash scenarios. Investigations were conducted as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Special Crash Investigation Programme. A case series is presented of more than twenty serious or fatal injuries in children attributed to air bag deployment. Cases of children whose lives were saved by air bags, the "success stories," were not included in the series because these cases were not reported to the NHTSA. Analysis of the investigations included determination of vehicle dynamics, occupant kinematics, and injury patterns in order to define injury mechanisms. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 891635.

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Society of Automotive Engineers

400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096 USA

Authors:

Winston, F K
REED, R

Pagination:

p. 383-9

Publication Date:

1996-11

ISBN:

1-56091-901-9

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References (12)

Subject Areas:

Vehicles and Equipment

Source Agency:

Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

Bezuidenhoutseweg 62
The Hague 2594 AW Netherlands

Source Data:

IRRD 891664

Files:

ITRD, ATRI

Last Modified:

Oct 30 1997 12:00AM