Effectiveness of automatic shoulder belt systems in motor vehicle crashes.

  title={Effectiveness of automatic shoulder belt systems in motor vehicle crashes.},
  author={Frederick P. Rivara and Thomas D. Koepsell and David C. Grossman and Charles Mock},
  volume={283 21},
CONTEXT Approximately 10 million cars with automatic shoulder belt systems are currently in use in the United States. However, reports on the effectiveness of such restraints have yielded conflicting results. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of automatic shoulder belt systems in reducing the risk of injury and death among front-seat passenger vehicle occupants. DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS Analysis of data collected from the 1993-1996 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… CONTINUE READING

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