DAMAGE TO CAR SAFETY BELTS DUE TO USE AND IMPACT

BESCHAEDIGUNG VON AUTOSICHERHEITSGURTEN DURCH GEBRAUCH UND SCHOCK

Due to ageing, frequent use or stress in an accident, safety belts can lose their original protective effect, or at least they do not remain fully effective. In the following report the results of dynamic and static investigations on safety belts are summarized. It is established that safety belts have to be replaced; (1) when there is visible damage on the belt, the buckle or the fixings; (2) when - perhaps not visible - damage impairs the perfect functioning of the belts; (3) when after a collision the vehicle has suffered extensive damage at the front. In side collisions the safety belt system can suffer already when there is little external damage. Safety belts which have not been stressed and do not show damage, and which have been used carefully and correctly in accordance with the instructions, fulfil their protective effect as a rule during the average life time of a vehicle. In order that all shortcomings of safety belts can be discovered, it is necessary to check them periodically, or to have them checked, at least, however, after they have been stressed in an accident. /TRRL/

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    Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH

    Havelstrosse 9, Postfach 4006
    D-6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Remund, P
  • Publication Date: 1977

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM