The English language literature of the past 20 years on the subject of injuries to children passengers in automobile accidents was reviewed under the following topics: biomechanical and pediatric factors; accident investigation and restraint utilization studies; the history of advice, guidance, and concern; and the design and evaluation of automotive restraint systems for children. A discussion and conclusions, and references follow. Appended are selected papers on the restraint of children in automobile collisions, and a bibliography on seat belt-induced injury. Though statistically valid analyses cannot be made, it is clear from this review that Type 1 (lap belts) and Type 2 (three-point restraint) seat belts which conform to Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208 do not present any special problems with respect to child occupant protection. No valid reasons have been found to support the contention that on-board systems are inadequate for a child of any age.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Biokinetics and Associates Limited

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    Transport Canada

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  • Authors:
    • NEWMAN, J A
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 141 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 678
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM