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Child Occupant Protection in Motor Vehicle Crashes - PEP (Professional Engineering Publishers)

Child Occupant Protection in Motor Vehicle Crashes

Hardcover Published: 13th September 1999
ISBN: 9781860582400
Number Of Pages: 172

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Child passenger safety will remain an important public health issue for years ahead as the research community strives to find solutions to persistent problems such as out-of-position child occupants and complex paediatric injuries. fundamental to this quest is a better understanding of the biochemical responses and tolerance limits of children. However, the overall effectiveness of child restraint systems can only be evaluated from real-world field dat, and not from laboratory test devices. Until such time as injuries can be mitigated or prevented, the traffic safety community must persist in keeping child occupant protection as a priority in public policy decisions and in educating parents and other adults responsible for children. This book is a collection of papers which adds to the body of knowledge on the effectiveness of child restraint systems. Data from observational surveys, insurance files, hospital records, and field studies - including in-depth crash investigations are included. The following topics are addressed: injuries to children in accidents; the use of CARS and protection; test procedure, tools, and biomechanics. The knowledge presented in this volume is another building block towards reducing casualties to child occupants in motor vehicles, It should be of interest to all those involved in this field.

Preface
Characteristics of children in rollover collisionsp. 3
Head injuries to motor vehicle occupants aged 0-5 yearsp. 17
Accuracy of police crash reports in determining child restraint usage and injury severity in the United Statesp. 29
Injury risks of children in cars depending on the type of restraintp. 37
Patterns of inappropriate restraint for children in crashesp. 59
Determinants of injury severity with child exposure to passenger air bag deploymentp. 71
Mechanisms of lap belt and airbag injuries in childrenp. 81
Biomechanical tolerance criteria for paediatric populationsp. 97
Viscoelastic characterization of the hybrid III three-year-old and Q3 dummy necksp. 113
Comparison of the Q3 and hybrid III three-year-old dummy head and neck response during side air bag loadingp. 131
Comparison of the Q3 and P3 dummy kinematics and kinetics in frontal and oblique impactsp. 145
An improved ISOFIX system for rearward-facing child seatsp. 161
Child safety seat misuse - influence of harness type and accuracy of parental reportp. 165
Changes in occupant restraint use among children aged 0-14 years: United States, 1993-1997p. 169
Authors' Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9781860582400
ISBN-10: 1860582400
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 13th September 1999
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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