PEDESTRIAN INJURIES INDUCED BY THE BONNET LEADING EDGE IN CURRENT CAR-PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

The objective of this research is to clarify the significant factors causing AIS 2+ femur or pelvis pedestrian injury and to understand whether the current European Experimental Vehicles Committee (EEVC) upper legform test reflects real world pedestrian accidents. An in-depth case study was conducted using 82 selected pedestrian accident cases from 1987 to 1997 in the database of the Japan Automobile Research Institute and the Institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis. The results indicate the significant factors were the bonnet leading edge height, the vehicle registration year, and the pedestrian age. The bumper lead was not a significant factor. However, the test condition of the EEVC upper legform test depends on the bumper lead and the bonnet leading edge height. It is recommended that the current test condition of the EEVC upper legform test be reconsidered excluding the bumper lead.

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  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 141-148
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00770084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0768003644
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1999-01-0713
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 1999 12:00AM