THE ROLE OF HELMETS IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Today, many nations have a regulation for helmets, but it seems that the kinds of accidents and the extent to which helmets can offer head protection have not been fully studied from human engineering viewpoint. In studying this problem, individual cases of injuries must be investigated on the statistical data of actual accidents. Then, on the assumption of a pattern of most frequent accidents, effects of the helmet on head protection should be considered. The structure of helmet has been studied through investigations of actual accidents and also through preliminary tests conducted with dummies. On the basis of the data thus obtained, further improvement of helmets have been made. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Automotive Safety, July 16-18, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Motor Vehicle Safety Advisory Council

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • NAKAMURA, N
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #73014 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM