CR 13: Investigation of the effect of bullbars on vehicle/pedestrian collision dynamics (1980)


In this introductory study into one specific aspect of the bull-bar problem, a statistical sampling was conducted to evaluate the number of passenger cars fitted with bull-bars in metropolitan Melbourne. Experiments were carried out using a pedestrian dummy and two car models fitted with different types of bull-bars. The motion of the dummy during collision was recorded and evaluated. The results of tests with bull-bars were compared with those without bull-bars to show that control of the attachment of bull-bars to passenger cars in metropolitan areas should be considered.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): H K Chiam & J A Tomas
Topics: Pedestrian, Compatibility, Vehicle design
Publication Date: 01/10/80