CR 134: Passenger Cars and Occupant Injury: Side Impact Crashes (1994)


This project set out to assess the extent of protection for passenger car occupants involved in side impact collisions in this country and to make recommendations of ways in which this protection could be improved. A review of the international literature was initially undertaken to highlight current worldwide issues and deliberations and discussions were held with a number of overseas experts on regulation developments in Europe and the U.S.A. A case series study of 198 crashed vehicles involving 234 injured occupants was then carried out involving post-1982 passenger cars and derivatives in side crashes where at least one occupant was either hospitalised or killed in the crash.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): B N Fildes, J C Lane, J Lenard and A P Vulcan
Topics: Injury, Occ protection
Publication Date: 01/04/94