CRITIQUE OF "REAR SEAT SUBMARINING INVESTIGATION," A NHTSA STUDY

In 1986 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted an extensive series of 30-mile-an-hour frontal sled deceleration tests comparing the contribution to submarining of various designs of lap-only and lap-shoulder belt restraint systems. This critique examines the NHTSA study's specific test results as they bear on lap-belt-induced injuries. It also examines the policy environment in which NHTSA conducted this important study, and the appropriateness of NHTSA's handling of the test program and the resulting report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Injury Reduction

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  • Authors:
    • Kelley, B
    • SMITH, L
  • Publication Date: 1991-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 75-77
  • Serial:
    • IIR Review
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Institute for Injury Reduction

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM