THE EFFECTS OF SEAT BELTS ON INJURY SEVERITY OF FRONT AND REAR SEAT OCCUPANTS IN THE SAME FRONTAL CRASH

Data on passenger cars in frontal crashes were reviewed using the National Accident Sampling System (NASS) 1980-1991. Only crashes one or more rear seat passengers were included. Combination (pair were made based on restraint use: lap-shoulder belts in the front (or no belts worn) and lap belts, (or belts worn) in the rear sea Passive belts or child restrained occupants were not included. T Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) was used for injury severity. The indicate the rear seat to be a safer environment. Lap belted rear occupants always fared better than their front seat counterparts. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 873507.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 135
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, , ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1996 12:00AM