WINDSCREEN GLASS INJURIES TO THE HEAD IN FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS OF CARS AND LIGHT VANS

A brief review of research on the injury potential of toughened and laminated glass in windscreens is presented. The objectives of this report are to determine the risks of receiving windscreen-related head injury in vehicles fitted with toughened or high penetration resistant (HPR) laminated glass windscreens, and to study the types and severities of injury sustained and the mechanisms responsible for these injuries, an analysis is also made of the risks of receiving head injury due to the windscreen in unbelted and belted front seat occupants and as between unbelted drivers and unbelted front seat passengers. This paper was presented to the 5th International Conference of the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine and the 3rd International Conference on Drug abuse of the International Council and Alcohol and Addiction, London, 1-5 September, 1975. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Grattan, E
    • Hobbs, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00137781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM