Estimation of the benefits for the UK for potential options to modify UNECE Regulation No. 95

  • The side impact problem in Europe remains substantial. UK data shows that between 22% and 26% of car occupant casualties are involved in a side impact, but this rises to between 29% and 38% for those who are fatally injured. This indicates the more injurious nature of side impacts compared with frontal impacts. The European Enhanced Vehicle safety Committee (EEVC) has performed work to address the side impact issue since 1979. As part of its continuing work, it has recently investigated potential options for regulatory changes to improve side impact protection in cars further. To support this work the UK undertook an analysis to estimate the benefit for potential options to modify UNECE Regulation 95. The analysis used the UK national STATS19 and detailed Co-operative Crash Injury Study (CCIS) accident databases. Of the potential options reviewed, it was found that the addition of a pole test offered the greatest benefit.

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Author:R. W. Cuerden, M. J. Edwards, R. E. Cookson
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/13
Contributing corporation:Transport Research Laboratory
Release Date:2012/08/13
Tag:Analyse (math); Richtlinie; Schweregrad (Unfall; Schätzung; Seitlicher Zusammenstoß; Statistik; Unfallverhütung; Vereinigtes Königreich; Verletzung; Verletzung); Veränderung
Accident prevention; Analysis (math); Forecast; Injury; Modification; Severity (accid; Side impact; Specifications; Statistics; United Kingdom; injury)
Source:4th International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S.48-64
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 4th International Conference on ESAR

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