ROLLOVER COLLISIONS: A CONTINUING PROBLEM FOR OCCUPANT MORTALITY

The authors have been conducting a statistically-based study of injury-producing collisions involving passenger cars in southwestern Ontario for the past five years. Currenlty, over 500 cases have been documented as part of this study. Vehicle rollover is found to be involved in 8% of the cases and yet this crash mode produces 16% of fatal collisions. Although Ontario has had mandatory seat-belt legislation since 1976, 90% of the occupants fatally injured in rollover collisions were unbelted. Many of these fatalities were a direct result of the unrestrained occupants being partially or completely ejected from the vehicle, a situation which would be largely mitigated through the use of seat belts. The problem of rollover collisions is discussed in terms of these and other factors. Recommendations for suitable countermeasures are put forward in the light of the study's findings. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Western Ontario

    Faculty of Engineering Science
    London, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • German, A
    • GORSKI, Z M
    • DUNCANSON, M E
    • NOWAK, E S
    • Green, R N
  • Publication Date: 1990

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00674414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM