ASPECTS OF CAR DESIGN AND CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS

Methods of protecting children against injury in car accidents are described, and the problems raised by the anatomical differences between children and adults. Results are presented of investigations into accidents involving children including accidents where child restraints were used. The data indicate that children are injured less often in car accidents than adults and are safer in the rear seats than in the front. Accident investigations including a study of serious accidents, indicate that safety restraints to current British standards are effective in reducing the number and severity of injuries to child car occupants. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • LOWNE, R W
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL Sup Rpt 296 Monograph
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM