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.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
Washington, DC United States 20590
- CHI, GYH
- Reinfurt, D W
- Publication Date: 1981-3
- Pagination: 123 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Automobiles; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Measures of effectiveness; Rates; Safety equipment; Traffic crashes; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- 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