Effectiveness of Knee Airbags Across Two Crash Paradigms

This study analyzed crash data from 414 frontal crash tests and police-reported data from 14 states to compare injury rates for drivers of vehicles with and without knee airbags. The police-reported data was not statistically significant with a very slight reduction in overall injury risk (from 7.9% to 7.4%) in those vehicles with knee airbags. The frontal crash tests found that knee airbags did not provide a substantial safety benefit. In fact, in some tests (small overlap tests) knee airbags were associated with worse injury outcomes.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p

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  • Accession Number: 01722972
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2019 9:38AM