CR 15: Ejection and the effect of Australian Design Rule 2 for door latches and hinges (1980)


Australian Design Rule No. 2 (ADR 2) specifies requirements for side door latches and hinges, with the intention of minimising the likelihood of occupant ejection in crashes. It came into effect for new passenger cars and derivatives on 1 January 1971 and for other types of vehicles at later dates. Australian manufacturers began fitting so-called “anti-burst” door latches to some cars in the early 1960’s.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): M H Cameron
Topics: Vehicle design
Publication Date: 01/09/80