INJURIES IN PRIMARY AND SUPPLEMENTARY AIRBAG SYSTEMS

In this study, an attempt was made to compare injury rates to restrained occupants in airbag deployed and non-airbag deployed vehicles in four different countries. Analyses were conducted both on "raw" data-sets and also with assumptions that injuries to the lower limbs are unaffected through interaction with a deploying airbag. This study reveals problems with comparing data from more than one country and highlights a requirement for a harmonised global approach to accident data collection particularly with a corresponding growth in vehicle export markets. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD E102514.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 983-8
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: DOT HS 808 759

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00781010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM