RESTRAINT OF CHILDREN IN CAR IMPACTS USING BOOSTER CUSHIONS AND ADULT SEAT BELTS

The restraint of child dummies by adult seat belts alone and in combination with booster cushions was investigated in a group sponsored project, supported by car and seat belt manufacturers, the Department of Industry Requirements Board and the MIRA General Fund. Child dummies in the age range 3-10 years old were tested in simulated perpendicular and oblique impacts of cars at 30 mph. Overall the best combination was a firm tethered booster cushion with a 3-pt automatic seat belt and this combination was acceptable for the restraint of child dummies in the age range 3 to 10 years.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Motor Industry Research Association

    Watling Street
    Nuneaton CV10 0TU, Warwickshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1982-2-19

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00321463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM