Seat belt crash performance in Australia

This paper summarises the literature describing Australian experience of the crash performance of 3-point combination lap/sash belts supposedly constructed, fitted and worn in compliance with the laws of Australian states and territories. Sections of the paper deal respectively with the statistics of belt wearing, abdominal injuries associated with belt wearing and head injuries sustained in spite of belt wearing. Details of belt breakdowns are provided. It is concluded that few belts fail to perform as designed, few significant injuries are produced by belts and that further countermeasures should be designed, especially measures to protect the heads of belt wearers. (a)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 276-306

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01440802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0642013772
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 11:15PM