THE DANGERS OF SLOPING WINDSCREENS

The article briefly outlines the dangers of the sloping windscreens found in many modern cars. The low rake angle of the windscreen may mean that the header rail at the top of the windscreen is located close to the occupant's forehead, a dangerous position in the event of a crash. Inertia-reel seat belts which allow 3 or 4 inches movement and the use of toughened glass rather than resistant laminated glass for economic reasons add to this hazard. It is suggested that manufacturers take these problems into account in the design of windscreens. /TRRL/

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    IPC Magazine Limited

    King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LS,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-7-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 7
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 1059
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM