Two major objectives of safety design are distinguished: improved controlability and minimisation of injuries. Design criteria and methods of testing are considered and illustrated for several areas: front structural strength (to ensure passenger compartment integrity); rear structural strength; construction of roof and windscreen; door latches; vision. Various factors important in secondary impact effects are then discussed: restraint systems, energy absorbing steering columns, sun visors, instrument panels and head restraints. The number of the covering abstract of the conference is IRRD abstract no. 208822. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper delivered at the SAE National Convention on Transport and Society.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Hall, R T
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf. Pape
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1974 12:00AM