Highway Safety

Highway Safety

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In recent years, cars have been associated with nearly 29, 000 traffic fatalities annually in the U.S., including the deaths of both car occupants and others involved in collisions with cars. This report focuses on the causes of injury in car crashes. Reviews the research literature, and analyzes traffic accident data to examine the effects of crash characteristics, car size, safety belts, air bags, and occupant age and gender on the risk of injury in car crashes. Also discusses promising areas for further reducing injury risk. Charts and tables.Future Automobile Safety bags and automatic lap and shoulder safety belts. ... lap and shoulder safety belts depends on the difference between the usage rates of automatic and manual safety belts for ... size differences or patterns of safety belt use fully account for the differences in injury rates between men and women.

Title:Highway Safety
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1995


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