METHODOLOGY DESIGNED TO EVALUATE THE SERIOUSNESS OF PHYSICAL INJURIES IN RELATION TO THE MECHANISM OF ROAD ACCIDENTS

This paper describes a study of road accidents in Rome in the four months before and after the use of car seatbelts became compulsory. Information was gathered about a) the accidents which occurred, b) the vehicles which were involved and c) the injuries suffered by drivers, passengers and pedestrians. The information is analysed in terms of type of vehicle involved, time of day, time of week, position in vehicle, age, type of injury together with comparisons of data before and after the introduction of seatbelts. The types of crash injuries are considered in more detail. A considerable reduction in the number of head injuries in both drivers and passengers is described. For the covering abstract see IRRD 880121.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 107-13

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 7-80003-311-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM