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Assessment of vehicle interior dimensions and lap/shoulder belt fit

Assessment of vehicle interior dimensions and lap/shoulder belt fit

final report

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Published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service in [Washington, D.C.], Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Automobiles -- United States -- Seat belts -- Testing,
  • Automobiles -- United States -- Sizes

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[J. Gavin Howe, Fletcher Chambers, Lisa K. Sullivan]
    ContributionsChambers, Fletcher, Sullivan, Lisa K, United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14956422M

    Primary safety belt laws allow a police officer to stop a vehicle in which passengers are not in compliance with the State safety belt law. Three States and Puerto Rico had safety belt use rates that were 90 percent or higher in California (91 percent), Hawaii (90 percent), Washington (93 percent), and Puerto Rico (91 percent). For new school buses of 4, kilograms (10, pounds) or less gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), we propose to require lap/shoulder belts in lieu of the lap belts that are currently specified. For school buses with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) greater than 4, kilograms (kg) (10, pounds), this NPRM provides guidance to State and.

      If a vehicle was designed with two seat belts – even if they are separate belts – drivers still have to wear both, he said. And if a car was renovated with dual seatbelts, police say both. Traffic Safety Facts Data DOT HS passenger vehicle occupant fatalities among to year-olds for which restraint use was known, 2, (63%) were unrestrained, which was the second highest Research has found that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used, reduce the risk of fatal.

    Seat belts help to stop the movement or tumbling of occupants of the car. They increase the time taken for the body's momentum to reach zero, thus reducing forces to the body. They also reduce the risk of occupants colliding with the dashboard, steering wheel or windshield. It works by securing the upper and lower body during a crash. Examine Passenger Use of Lap-Shoulder Belts on Modern Motorcoaches. Problem: The availability of lap-shoulder belts on modern motorcoaches used in North America has increased significantly since when the current generation of passenger seats with integrated lap-shoulder belts was introduced. The U.S. Department of Transportation's "Motorcoach Safety Action Plan" recognized that installing.


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Assessment of vehicle interior dimensions and lap/shoulder belt fit Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Assessment of vehicle interior dimensions and lap/shoulder belt fit: final report. [J Gavin Howe; Fletcher Chambers; Lisa K Sullivan; United States.

National Highway Traffic. Many times, it is the head that contacts the interior of the vehicle - dashboard, front seats, consoles, door frames, even the floor of the vehicle or the individual's knees.

The injuries can be severe brain trauma from impacting something at a high rate of speed, cuts, abrasions, skull fractures, broken neck, jaw fractures, orbital fractures, etc. THE EQUIPPING AND USE OF PASSENGER LAP/SHOULDER BELTS IN SCHOOL BUSES February, Introduction The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) was established in The membership represents state government school transportation leadership from all 50 Size: KB.

evaluates the effectiveness of lap/shoulder belts for back seat outboard occupants and whether they are more effective than lap belts for these occupants. A controversial study by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) claimed that lap belts are ineffective and possibly dangerous and that only lap/shoulder belts could protect the.

A seat belt (also known as a seatbelt or safety belt) is a vehicle safety device designed to secure the driver or a passenger of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result during a collision or a sudden stop. A seat belt reduces the likelihood of death or serious injury in a traffic collision by reducing the force of secondary impacts with interior strike hazards, by keeping occupants.

Three-year-old in lap/shoulder Assessment of vehicle interior dimensions and lap/shoulder belt fit book. Both his shoulders and hips restrainted by belts. Belts spread the force over the strongest parts of his body.

His head and body stay well away from striking the vehicle interior. Fit of shoulder belt is not optimum here. A child this size should be in a child restraint or seated on a belt-positioning. Help safely transport your 'big kid' from 40 to lbs.

and up to 57 inches tall. This booster seat raises your child to the proper height for use with your vehicle's lap/shoulder belt, plus has a front-adjust LATCH system that provides a secure connection to your Reviews: generic lap-shoulder belt. Some auto parts stores and catalogs have lap-shoulder belt kits that meet federal safety standards and might fit your vehicle.

However, unless the vehicle was designed with strong anchor points for shoulder belts, this should never be done.

Shoulder belts should not be added to. vehicle seats with the cushion length set to mm, mm, or mm. Lap belt anchorage locations were set to match the FMVSS No.

locations or the locations optimized for the 6YO ATD crash test dummies (Hu, Wu, Reed, Klinich, & Cao, ). Some tests attached the child restraint using the lower anchors rather than the lap+shoulder belt. Methods: In a previous study, the lap belt and shoulder belt fit of 44 children aged were measured in a simulated vehicle seat while varying cushion length, cushion angle, seatback angle, and.

Graco TurboBooster LX Backless Booster Seat with LATCH System Help safely transport your 'big kid' from 40 to lbs.

and up to 57 inches tall. This booster seat raises your child to the proper height for use with your vehicle's lap/shoulder belt, plus has a front-adjust LATCH system that provides a secure connection to your vehicle to keep /5().

Belt positioning boosters reduce injury risk for child occupants compared with seat belts alone. While boosters shorten the effective seat length (and thus reduce slouching), “boosting” the child relative to the vehicle interior components also achieves additional safety benefits.

First, the increase of the lap belt angle usually improves belt fit across the pelvis and reduces the risk of. Exiting an expressway, following a motorcycle, driving behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision. The most effective way safety restraints in a traffic crash are Combination lap/shoulder belt and air bag.

According to NHTSA, the overall seat belt use rate in was 87 percent. Research has found that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used properly, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.

The purpose of our study was to evaluate the impact of shoulder belt use on motor vehicle crash ejection, morbidity and mortality. We analyzed motor vehicle crash records linked to hospital inpatient data for front seat occupants of passenger cars in Utah between and (n= ).Stochastic simulations were used to adjust for possible seatbelt by: 9.

Children are typically around age _____ when they can start to fit the vehicle lap-shoulder belt. Close. Posted by 3 years ago. Archived. Children are typically around age _____ when they can start to fit the vehicle lap-shoulder belt.

Eight. Seven. Six. comment. share. save hide report. % Upvoted. Pontiac Grand Am Owner's Manual. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap shoulder belt.

If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. (18 to 27 kg, or even up to 36 kg), and about four to eight years of age. A booster seat is designed to improve the fit of. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt.

The belt’s force would then be applied right on the child’s abdomen. Page Safety Belt Extender Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it.

• Working of the Seat Belt System: Lap/Shoulder Belt has a single belt that goes over the shoulder, across chest, and across pelvis as shown in figure. Vehicle Body Engineering Body & Safety Consideration Additional Safety Features & Systems - In normal driving, the belt fitted with a locking retractor allows occupant move freely in.

Check the shoulder belt. The shoulder belt must fit across the shoulder and chest, NOT across the face or neck.

If your child doesn’t pass the test, keep him in a booster seat until he does. Remember, just because the seat belt fits your child in one car doesn’t mean the seat belt will fit in all cars. Do the Seat Belt Fit Test in every car.

- Ask your dealer about seatbelt adjusters, which can help you get the best fit. - If you need a roomier belt, contact your vehicle manufacturer to obtain seatbelt extenders.

- If you drive an older or classic car with lap belts only, check with your vehicle manufacturer about how to retrofit your car with today’s safer lap/shoulder belts.We proposed that school bus seats with lap/shoulder belts have a minimum shoulder belt adjustment range between mm (11 inches) and mm ( inches) above the SgRP (which was the location of the school bus torso belt anchor point), to ensure that the shoulder belt will fit passengers ranging in size from a 6-year-old child to a 50th.Occupants using a shoulder belt only were more likely to sustain a fatal or hospitalizing injury than lap-shoulder belted (OR=; 95% CI=, ), and lap only belted occupants (OR=; 95% CI=1.