PASSIVE AND ACTIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS-PERFORMANCE AND BENEFIT/COST COMPARISON

Five different systems-mandatory harness, airbag +20% lap belt usage, airbag, passive three point harness, and torso and knee bar-are analyzed for fatality and injury reduction, benefit/cost ratio, and cost- effectiveness. The mandatory harness is superior to the others in all comparisons with approximately 100,000 lives saved over the first 10 years which is about twice as many as would be saved by the other systems. A major advantage of the mandatory harness is that partically all of the vehicles are equipped while the other systems will require 10 years for complete installation. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 24-28, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • PATRICK, L M
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750389
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM