The article describes the cycle of work that should be carried out from research to production if a road safety device or measure is to reduce injury producing road accidents. The introduction of a safety feature is divided into the following stages - accident studies; ideas for safety improvements; research to understand the subject; development of ideas; preparation of standards; and, assessment of safety improvements in service. The author describes the role played by TRRL in highlighting research needs and contributing towards the production of safety devices. Two examples of such research are discussed in the development of anti-lock motorcycle brakes and side impact protection for car occupants. /TRRL/

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    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • NEILSON, I D
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 35-8
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM