1983-02-01

European View of the Pedestrian Accident Situation 830048

In 1980 the European Experimental Vehicle Committee set up a working group to study “Pedestrian Injury accidents”. The report made by this group which is summarized in this paper gives the importance of pedestrian accidents especially for children and for Elderly popple, analyzes the influence of the vehicle on injuries and on Kinematics, from which are proposed improvements of cars for injury reduction, proposes criteria for evaluation of pedestrian safety, based on human tolerance and discuss the several methods for simulation of pedestrian accidents. This report concludes on priorities for action and several recommendations for future research.

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