The potential effectiveness of various car occupant restraint systems are considered in relation to crash configuration data, the usage rates of the systems and their reliabilities. Assumptions must be made about the cost of usage and effectiveness of untried systems as well as the cost of fatal and serious injuries. Wear rates for various types of seat belts are discussed in the context of the present situation in Britain. Possible future restraint systems are included in the analysis to produce a tabulation of the likely overall performance of the various restraints. Cost estimates are given so that a cost effective ranking of the systems is achieved. The specific problem of rear seat occupant restraints is discussed. Three point seat belt systems are suggested as being the most advantageous from-the cost effective point of view for European conditions.

  • Authors:
    • Mackay, G M
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00097788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM