PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE COMPATIBILITY IN HEAD ON COLLISIONS

All accident studies show that incompatibility has become the main cause of fatal injury. Improving compatibility is the most effective way to reduce the number of road accident victims. Compatibility is now achievable, mainly because of improved occupant restraint systems. This paper suggests ways in which the stiffness, layout and geometry of vehicles can be improved to achieve good compatibility in frontal collisions between vehicles. For the covering abstract see IRRD E102514.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 682-92
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: DOTHS808759

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00779273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1999 12:00AM