IMPROVED DESIGN FOR SAFETY BELTS. FINAL REPORT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on May 29, 1992. The ANPRM proposes three solutions to the complaints of shoulder belts not being comfortable on a wide range of people: 1) develop a target zone on a family of dummies that the shoulder belt would have to pass through; 2) require auto manufacturers to provide safety belts that adjust to fit a wide range of occupants without the use of any special tool; and 3) do nothing, because auto manufacturers are already addressing the issue. The report documents three surveys and 35 sled tests conducted in support of the issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
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- CHAMBERS, F K
- SULLIVAN, L K
- DUFFY, J S
- Publication Date: 1993-6
- Pagination: 206 p.
- TRT Terms: Comfort; Design; Occupant vehicle interface; Seat belts; Shoulder harnesses
- Old TRIS Terms: Seat belt design
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00670251
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-808 082, VRTC-82-0263
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 9 1994 12:00AM