EFFECTS OF STANDARD 213 ON DESIGN POTENTIAL FOR CHILD RESTRAINTS

Federal Standard 213 has been instrumental in improving the quality of child protection in automobiles. However, the adoption of a design standard rather than a performance standard has limited the creativity applied to car seat designs. For example, a 3-point harness system cannot be utilized in a child car seat, although tests have shown it could be highly effective. The standard has also generated problems in the area of buckle-release pressure and in interpretation, e.g., what is an acceptable 2-inch radius. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 3-6, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association for Automotive Medicine

    P.O. Box 222
    Morton Grove, IL  United States  60053
  • Authors:
    • Knoedler, R E
    • Dingledy, C
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 105-114
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, USA, OCTOBER 3-6, 1983. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE MEDICINE

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM