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Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Crashes and Its Feasibility

@inproceedings{Kent2007RearSO,
  title={Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Crashes and Its Feasibility},
  author={Richard W. Kent and Jason Forman and Daniel P. Parent and Shashi M Kuppa},
  year={2007}
}
As part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) Rear Seat Occupant Protection Research Program, the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and State Data System (SDS) for Florida, Pennsylvania and Maryland were utilized to estimate relative fatality rates and injury risk ratios between the front and rear seat passengers. In addition, a parametric study of rear-seat restraint parameters was performed to assess chest deflection and head excursion trends for different… 

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