A COMPARISON OF INJURIES BETWEEN LAP BELTED AND NON-RESTRAINED AUTOMOBILE OCCUPANTS ACCORDING TO SEATED POSITION AND VEHICLE SIZE
A study was made of the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation (MDAI) accident reports to determine the effectiveness of lap belts for rear seated occupants. After a thorough and clinical examination of data on injured occupants, it was found: (1) that unrestrained occupants are more likely to sustain injury than restrained occupants, (2) lap belt injuries are more severe in front seated occupants (frequency is less), and (3) the most vulnerable body areas for severe injuries are: Front seated-thoracic contents, abdominal contents and head; rear seated-abdomen and pelvic girdle; all positions-abdominal contents, thoracic contents, major thoracic blood vessels, and head.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Flamboe, E E
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Pagination: 64 p.
- TRT Terms: Abdomen; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crash reports; Crashes; Front seats; Head; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Measures of effectiveness; Research; Thorax; Traffic crashes; Vehicle occupants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Belts
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00090467
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801 350
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM