Calculation shows that forces as large as 13000 n may be imposed on the hip-joints of front seat passengers who do not adjust the seat belt correctly. Calculated forces corresponding to different car velocities were imposed on 12 cadaver hip-joints. Seven types of injury, five of which were serious, were found in eight joints. No association was found between the force imposed on the joint and the severity of the injury received. /Author/TRRL/

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • Doorly, TPG
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 44-46
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM