AN EVALUATION OF AIRBAG BENEFITS/DISBENEFITS IN EUROPEAN VEHICLES - A COMBINED STATISTICAL AND CASE STUDY APPROACH

Any restraint system carries a certain risk of injury from the system itself. It is therefore vital to know the balance of that risk compared to the overall benefits of the system. The objectives of this study were to address those questions by a thorough case review of in-depth real world cases to find problems associated with airbag deployment followed by examining the nature, frequency and mechanisms of AIS age 2 head, neck and thoracic injuries in European vehicles, with and without airbags. Belted and unbelted drivers were examined separately. The analysis considered only frontal impacts. For the covering abstract see ITRD E121180.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
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  • Authors:
    • KIRK, A
    • FRAMPTON, R
    • THOMAS, P
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2002

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00978096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2004 12:00AM