SAFETY HAZARD: AUTOMATIC SEAT BELTS SANS LAP BELTS
The use of automatic or passive shoulder-harness seat belts without the lap belt may cause serious injuries or fatalities. The General Motors Research Laboratories have reported that the effectiveness of the motorized shoulder belt alone in preventing deaths may be as low as 20%. This article presents an overview of the risks, reviews cases which led to fatal injuries, and suggests how counsel should analyze cases.
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- Coben, L E
- Publication Date: 1991-7
- Pagination: 5 p.
- Volume: 27
- Issue Number: 7
- Publisher: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- ISSN: 0041-2538
- TRT Terms: Automatic seat belts; Case studies; Crashes; Fatalities; Hazards; Injuries; Legal action; Legal factors; Manual safety belts; Passive restraint systems; Risk assessment; Seat belts; Shoulder harnesses; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Lap belts
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic restraints; Shoulder harness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Law; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I10: Economics and Administration; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00619261
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM