Air bags in vehicles constitute a means of passive restraint for individuals involved in auto accidents. There is fear, however, that the inadvertent nonaccident- connected deployment of one of these air bags might substantially interfere with the handling of a vehicle in which such deployment occurred. We have found that while physiologic and physical evidence of startle accompanies such unexpected deployment, good control of the vehicle continues to be exercised by the test subjects under the conditions of our experimental protocol.

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    American Medical Association

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    Chicago, IL  United States  60610
  • Authors:
    • Ziperman, H H
    • Smith, G R
  • Publication Date: 1975-8-4

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  • Accession Number: 00125360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM