Crash Mitigation and Collision Avoidance
Frontal airbags reduce fatality risk in head-on RTIs; this benefit is substantially greater when the principal impact point is head-on rather than slightly offset.
(J. Bean et al., 2009)
Side airbags are more effective in reducing injury during a side impact than seatbelts.
(G. Intas and P. Stergiannis, 2011)
Investigations have shown that improved side underrun protection systems could reduce fatalities to pedestrians and cyclists by about 45 per cent by filling the open space between wheels on heavy goods vehicles.
(A. Avenoso and J. Beckmann, 2005)
A well-adjusted and well-designed head restraint can limit the movement of the neck and support the head for a longer period in an RTI.
Today excellent opportunities for reducing the number of whiplash injuries exist with different types of road safety measures. Particularly, vehicle factors are known to be important in preventing whiplash injuries. These vehicle factors include the structural response of the vehicle, aspects of the seat and head restraint design.
- Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:18 AM
- Last Update: 30 Jan 2017, 02:38 PM