Brumbelow 1 EFFECTS OF SEAT BELT LOAD LIMITERS ON DRIVER FATALITIES IN FRONTAL CRASHES OF PASSENGER CARS

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In the mid-1990s, seat belt load-limiting devices were introduced on many new passenger vehicles equipped with front airbags. These devices are intended to reduce belt-induced injuries such as rib fractures by allowing forward movement of occupants’ torsos when belt loads exceed some threshold. Load limiters have been shown to reduce thoracic injury risk in… (More)

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