PRELIMINARY REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO FMVSS NO. 208 OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION. PASSENGER CAR FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT PROTECTION
In order to properly address the issue of automatic restraints, consideration must be given to, among other things, the safety benefits, insurance savings and consumer and other costs that could be expected from various alternatives. Currently, uncertainty exists regarding each of these factors. This uncertainty stems primarily from a lack of dependable real world data from which to determine precisely both the effectiveness and probable usage rates of various automatic restraint systems. Although a small part of the vehicle population is already equipped with automatic belts or air bags, various considerations, such as the voluntary purchase of some systems and the small number of recorded accidents involving other systems, make the application of their experience to the overall vehicle fleet difficult. Given these limitations, this preliminary analysis gives some indication of the relative safety benefits and costs that can be expected from various automatic restraint systems.
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Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1983-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Amendments; Automatic seat belts; Automobile insurance; Benefits; Consumers; Costs; Restraint systems
- Identifier Terms: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic restraints; Occupant restraint
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00387724
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-806 527
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM