The study examined the impact of proposed child seat tether anchorages on vehicle design, weight and per unit cost. Improved child seat designs being offered by motor vehicle manufacturers to reduce unrestrained child and infant injuries has led to an examination of the adequacy of tether strap anchorages on current vehicle models. The tether strap restrains the top of the child seat from pitching forward and anchorages would be required on all passenger cars, multi-purpose vehicles (vans) and light trucks (under 10,000 lbs. GVWR). The study surveyed selected 1980 passenger cars and light trucks, determined the vehicle modification required, and reestimated weight and cost impact.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Corporate-Tech Planning, Incorporated

    275 Wyman Street
    Waltham, MA  United States  02154

    Pioneer Engineering and Manufacturing Company

    2500 East Nine Mile Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48091

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ludtke, N F
    • Taylor Jr, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-805 670
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02110
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM