Seat belt effectiveness in urban crashes

This paper is based on the first one hundred cases investigated in a continuing in depth study of accidents in Adelaide, South Australia. The criterion for selection of a case is that an ambulance has been called, and not the type or severity of the crash. Consequently thirteen of these accidents did not involve a passenger car, and about one fifth of the total did not result in any significant injury. No car occupant was fatally injured, but some injuries were such that survival would have been uncertain had the crash occurred in a rural area remote from skilled emergency care (a).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 160-7
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the sixth International Conference of the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine, January 31 - February 4, 1977, Melbourne, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01439997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:46PM