This reports on a $1 million standards development program by the Federal Office of Road Safety to review and improve occupant protection in passenger cars. It is part of a Federal Government initiative to reduce road trauma through road safety research. The aim of the review was to identify the causes of injuries to vehicle occupants and to help develop a cost effective strategy to reduce these injuries. This included analysis of actual injuries and a possible range of countermeasures. The main outcome of the review was the release of a new draft Australian Design Rule for frontal impact protection which is expected to bring about the introduction of emerging safety technology such as airbags into new vehicles.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Other Report
Author(s): Seyer K, Makeham P and McLennan D
Topics: Occ protection, Vehicle design
Publication Date: 05/06/92