Bumper standards are examined for real world relevance by performing a literature review and comparing laboratory type test data with actual collision data. Conflicting or lack of data precluded reaching a conclusion that bumper standards result in safety benefits for pedestrians and vehicle occupants. Vehicle damage data are also examined and similar conclusions are made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference on the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 February 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Appleby, M R
    • Bintz, L J
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760063
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM