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How can a detailed accident recording help to improve child safety in cars?

  • The misuse of CRS (child restraint system) is one of the most urgent problems in connection of child safety in cars. Numerous field studies show that more than two thirds of all CRS are used in a wrong way. This misuse could lead to serious injuries for the children. Surprisingly the quality of CRS use is coded much better in accident data (e.g. GIDAS) than the results of observatory field studies show. It is expected that misuse of CRS was not detected by the accident teams in a large number of the cases. An essential part in improving child seats and their usability is the knowledge of the relation between misuse and resulting injuries. For that the analysis and experimental reconstruction of accidents is an important part. For allowing an exact experimental accident reconstruction, it is necessary to have detailed information about the securing situation of the child and about the installation of the CRS in the car.

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Author:Gerd Müller, Heiko Johannsen
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2013/09/05
Contributing corporation:Verein für Fahrzeugsicherheit Berlin e.V.
Release Date:2013/09/05
Tag:Benutzung; Deutschland; Fehler; Insasse; Kind; Konferenz; Montage; Passives Sicherheitssystem; Unfallrekonstruktion; Verletzung
Child; Conference; Error; Germany; Injury; Installation; Passive safety system; Reconstruction (accid); Use; Vehicle occupant
Source:5th International Conference on ESAR 2012
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion

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