Effects of shoulder belt limit forces on adult thoracic protection in frontal collisions.

@article{Mertz2007EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of shoulder belt limit forces on adult thoracic protection in frontal collisions.},
  author={Harold J Mertz and Danius J Dalmotas},
  journal={Stapp car crash journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={51},
  pages={361-80}
}
Three-point restraint systems have been installed in vehicles since the early 1960s. However, it wasn't until the automatic protection rule became effective for 1987 Model Year vehicles that manufacturers began installing 3-point restraints with force-limiting shoulder belts and frontal airbags for the driver and right front passenger. This was the first time that all vehicle manufacturers had to certify that their cars would meet the 50th percentile, adult male protection requirements in the… CONTINUE READING