CLINICAL CASE REVIEWS OF LIGHT TRUCK AND VAN CRASHES
This paper reviews some clinical case studies taken from field investigations conducted by the authors of actual crashes involving light trucks and vans. An attempt is made to indicate where Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards might possibly be applicable and to compare cases where vehicle design changes apparently reduced the severity of injuries. In particular, cases are shown where occupants were restrained and where steering column energy absorbing and rearward displacement systems have been installed.
- From the February 26-March 2, 1979 Meeting.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Sherman, H W
- Hvelke, D F
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 27 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Delivery vehicles; Energy absorbing materials; Injuries; Injury severity; Light trucks; Manual safety belts; Safety; Standards; Steering wheels; Trucks; Vans; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Severity
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy absorbers
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Motor Carriers; Public Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00301680
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790377
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 19 1981 12:00AM