The article deals with accident conditions and causes, type and severity of injury and the effect of safety belts for rear seat passengers. A significant factor relating to the use of belts by rear seat passengers is the danger to front seat passengers from unbelted rear seat occupants. The effect of the belt with respect to the rear seat passengers themselves involved in an accident is about the same as it is for front seat passengers. Since less people sit in the back, the fatal accident situation will be less influenced by belts worn by rear seat passengers than by belts worn by front seat passengers, even allowing for the protection afforded to front passengers by rear seat passengers wearing belts. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Information Verlag

    Obere Hauptstrasse 13, Postfach 131
    D-7634 Kippenheim,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • WALZ, F
    • Sprenger, H J
  • Publication Date: 1980-9


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 185-189
  • Serial:
    • Verkehrsunfall
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Information Verlag

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM