ANALYSIS OF THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM CERTAIN PRESENTLY EXISTING MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY DEVICES: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

THIS REPORT IS A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CERTAIN CRASH PROTECTION (SAFETY) DEVICES INTRODUCED INTO AUTOMOBILES IN THE 1960'S. INCLUDED HEREIN ARE REVIEWS ON LAP BELTS, SHOULDER BELTS, ENERGY ABSORBING STEERING COLUMNS, HIGH PENETRATION RESISTANT WINDSHIELDS, HEAD RESTRAINTS, AND SIDE DOOR BEAMS. ONLY THOSE ARTICLES WHICH EVALUATED SAFETY DEVICES BY SAMPLING REAL-WORLD ACCIDENTS WERE REVIEWED IN THIS REPORT. ARTICLES WHICH EVALUATED SAFETY DEVICES IN CONTROLLED CRASH SITUATIONS WERE NOT REVIEWED. SIMILARLY, ARTICLES WHICH WERE BASED ON CLINICAL EVALUATIONS OF UNIQUE ACCIDENTS WERE NOT CONSIDERED.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  USA  27599
  • Authors:
    • Griffin, L I
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1974 12:00AM