A study is reported which investigated the effectiveness of the Toyota automatic belts by comparing the fatality rate in 1981-86 Toyota Cressidas with the fatality rate in Nissan Maximas. These cars are very similar in size, weight, configration, styles, engines, drivelines and market class. Use rates in the Cressida have been observed to be above 90 % and effectiveness in reducing fatalities in crashes is in the range of 35 to 38%. The high use rate with the Toyota non-detachable, motorized automatic belts plus their good effectiveness means that they are likely to save at least as many or more lives than any other type of restraint, manual or automatic, at acutal use rates. They are also likely to be more cost effective than any other type of restraint system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Association for Safety Education

    9522 East Olive Street
    Temple City, CA  United States  91780
  • Authors:
    • NASH, C E
  • Publication Date: 1988-10

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  • Accession Number: 00492105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM