STANDARDISATION OF THE HEIGHTS OF VEHICLE BUMPERS

An analysis of the statistics of fatal pedestrian/vehicle accidents is given for eight countries. Vehicle involvement by type in pedestrian accidents is also studied, with the distribution and location of pedestrian accidents. A bumper height specification for private cars is recommended with reference to pedestrian injury and average height of human knee joint. Car to car side impact is also discussed with reference to matching bumper and side-sill heights. Also mentioned are the effects of the recommendation on: car/heavy vehicle accidents, current styling and design, harmony with other regulations and results from international research. Estimates of injuries to be saved are put foreward. (a) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Environment, England

    2 Marsham Street
    London SW1P 3EB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. VE 508 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM