CRASH PERFORMANCE OF EMERGENCY LOCKING RETRACTOR SEAT BELTS

The crash performance of emergency locking retractor (inertia reel) seat belts is examined by in-depth field investigations and by laboratory simulations. It is found that the inclusion of the retractor increases body excursions for the wearer of a lap/sash seat belt. The increase is not excessive and in general, crash performance is found to be satisfactory. The Australian design rule requirements for emergency locking retractor seat belts are examined and a number of deficiencies are discussed. It is concluded that a revised dynamic test is required, based on the limitation of excursions of a specific validated anthropomorphic dummy. (A) /TRRL/

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    New South Wales Dept of Motor Transport, Australia

    Traffic Accident Research Unit, 56 Rothschild Ave, Roseberry
    Rosebery, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Stott, J D
    • Garth, R
    • Herbert, D C
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Accession Number: 00165709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt No 5/76Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM