A COMPARISON OF THE AUTOMATIC SHOULDER BELT/KNEE BOLSTER RESTRAINT SYSTEM WITH THE LAP AND SHOULDER BELT SYSTEM IN VW RABBITS

The objective of the research is to assess the injury reducing effectiveness of the VW Rabbit automatic shoulder belt/knee bolster system using statewide police-reported accident data. The analyses are aimed at answering questions about (1) injury rate differences (manual vs automatic); (2) restraint usage rate differences; (3) performance differences between systems (when used); (4) the proportion of injury rate reduction attributable to restraint usage rate differences; and (5) adequacy of state accident data to carry out such investigations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  United States  27599

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • CHI, GYH
    • Reinfurt, D W
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-856 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH-22-80-C-07189
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM