AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR AUTOMOTIVE MEDICINE. 19TH CONFERENCE. PROCEEDINGS
In 1955, the National Safety Council and several other organizations adopted a policy to stimulate the installation and use of lap-type belts. The 20 years that followed have seen a major move in overall emphasis toward automotive occupant protection that had little attention in previous decades of automobile transportation. This paper attempts to put into perspective the efforts of various researchers, organizations and governmental agencies, and it traces the development of protective systems through the life of the automobile. It also discusses vehicle occupant usage factors based on a variety of surveys and studies conducted through the last two decades. A discussion is also offered concerning the newly ushered in era of mandatory use of safety belts through legislative action.
- Held in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 20-22, 1975. Sponsored by American Safety Belt Council, British Leland Motors Inc., California Traffic Safety Foundation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Assoc., and Volvo Company.
American Association for Automotive Medicine801 Green Bay Road
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- Publication Date: 1975-11
- Pagination: 466 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; History; Laws; Manual safety belts; Restraint systems; Utilization
- Old TRIS Terms: Occupant restraint
- Subject Areas: Highways; History; Law; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00130738
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM