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TitleSeat belt effectiveness in urban crashes
AuthorsMcLean AJ, Aust HS
Year1977
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThis paper is based on the first one hundred cases investigated in a continuing in-depth study of accidents in Adelaide, South Australia The criterion for selection of a case is that an ambulance has been called, and not the type or severity of the crash. Consequently thirteen of these accidents did not involve a passenger car, and about one fifth of the total did not result in any significant injury. No car occupant was fatally injured, but some injuries were such that survival would have been uncertain had the crash occurred in a rural area remote from skilled emergency care.
Conference NameSixth international conference of the international association for accident and traffic medicine
Conference LocationMelbourne, Australia
Conference Date31 Jan - Feb 4 1977
Page Range159-167
Page Count9

Reference
McLean AJ, Aust HS (1977) 'Seat belt effectiveness in urban crashes', Proceedings of Sixth international conference of the international association for accident and traffic medicine, pp 159-167.