Effectiveness of High Back Belt Positioning Booster Seats in Side Impacts

The study's aims were to evaluate the effectiveness of current generation belt positioning booster in containing a 6-year old child occupant and protecting its head in side impacts. The level of protection provided by high back belt positioning booster (BPB) in side impact was also compared to that provided by an adult belt alone. The scope for improving BPBs' performance by incorporating alternative anchorage systems was also evaluated. This is the first study reporting and assessing the effect of anchoring the booster seat to the car through the use of an alternative anchorage system. The study's results show that current booster seats offer poor torso containment and no head protection for children within the recommended age range.

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  • Authors:
    • Huot, Marianne
    • Brown, Julie
    • Kelly, Paul
    • Bilston, Lynne E
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01001519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2005 8:53AM