Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-06-0195
2001-06-04

A preliminary evaluation of passenger airbag effectiveness in Australia 2001-06-0195

A preliminary case-control study of passenger airbag deployments in frontal crashes (in which a passenger was present) was undertaken. The study was conducted as part of an on-going study of vehicle crash performance and occupant injury at Monash University Accident Research Center (MUARC). The results of this preliminary study suggest that the US experience of fatalities caused by interaction of the passenger with the deploying airbag is not shared in Australia. This is probably because the seat-belt use in this study was 100%. These preliminary results reinforce the view that such airbags should be used as supplementary restraint systems.
Further studies are planned to monitor the performance of passenger-airbags and to provide more in-depth analyses when more data become available.

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