Crashworthiness is the relative ability of a vehicle to protect its occupants from injuries due to "second impacts". The term "second impact" refers to the impact of occupants against objects inside or outside a vehicle, as a result of the vehicle's collision with some external object such as another vehicle or an immobile object. This article, citing 38 legal cases, discusses design defects, as opposed to manufacturing or production defects, which make a vehicle uncrashworthy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Insurance Counsel

    20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 3007
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • David, C F
    • Richard, R P
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: p. 232-240
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 322
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM