PROTOTYPE OF LIGHTWEIGHT HELMETS FOR USERS OF LOW-SPEED TWO-WHEELED VEHICLES, COMBINING SATISFACTORY HEAD PROTECTION WITH CHARACTERISTICS OF ACCEPTABLE DESIGN AND WEARERS COMFORT

Highway accidents involving cyclists account for a not inconsiderable proportion of the casualties, both injured and killed, among two-wheeled-vehicle users, and their heads are a body sector that is frequently and severely injured. On the basis of known data concerning the human head's impact tolerance the Peugeot-Renault laboratory has designed and produced a prototype helmet for cyclists, that is suitably adapted to the head's impact tolerance and embodies also features of comfort and style. It is unacceptable for a cyclist to use a motor-cyclist's helmet for reasons having to do with both weight and comfort. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 393117. (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 179-192

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM