An assessment of the technical and accident related characteristics of both windscreen types indicates that the VSG windscreen has considerable advantages over the ESG in terms of injury and accident risk. Here however the rising quota of safety belt users must be taken into consideration for which reason these advantages should not be regarded as being so decisive as to represent the basis for a veto on the use of the ESG windscreen. This statement is also supported by a cost-benefit analysis which deals with the total economic significance of a standard replacement of the ESG by the more expensive VSG and indicates that the saving in costs afforded by such a measure would not be offset by the advantages. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Institute of Road Research, Germany

    Bruhlerstrasse 1, Postfach 510530
    D-5000 Cologne 51,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • SIEVERT, W
    • Guelich, H A
    • Marburger, E A
    • Loeffelholz, H
    • FRIEDEL, B
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 78 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM