This study utilized Level II and Level III techniques of accident investigation. During the period of the study, 2,853 accidents were investigated using the Level II technique. An additional 29 collisions were studied under the Level III, Multidisciplinary technique. Four of the 29 collisions involved vehicles equipped with the Air Cushion Restraint System (ACRS). The FOUR ACRS collisions occurred: 2 in California, 1 in Washington, and 1 in Wyoming. Three of the four ACRS cases involved ACRS deployment that functioned within design limits. The remaining 25 Level III cases and all Level II investigations were conducted in the cities of Los Angeles and Culver City, California. The Level II investigations revealed that 43% of the occupants of the vehicles studied utilized the restraint systems (lap and torso belts) available. Approximately 46% of the drivers and 36% of the right-front passengers utilized the available restraints. /Author/

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    • Sponsored by DOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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    University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    School of Policy, Planning and Development
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Authors:
    • Baird, J
    • Sublett, F
    • Hughes, R
    • Didion, J
    • Stoddard, J
    • Averett, V
    • Clark, D
    • Zapiain, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 274 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 802 286 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-010-1-176
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM