THE EFFECT OF HEIGHT ON INJURY OUTCOME FOR DRIVERS OF EUROPEAN PASSENGER CARS

Statistical analysis of the U.K. in-depth accident database has been used to establish the characteristics of the 'small driver' at increased risk of injury. Drivers less than 160 cm in height are shown to have a significantly higher than average probability of Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) 2+ head and AIS 2+ pelvis and lower extremity injury. Subject trials have been used to establish the seating preferences of small stature drivers together with a comparison group drawn from the population as a whole.

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  • Accession Number: 00964925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2003 12:00AM