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The evaluation of the effectiveness of driver airbags by use of statistical accident data in Japan
Published May 19, 1999 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
The effectiveness of injury reduction by the driver airbag was analyzed using both 1995 and 1996 Japanese statistical traffic accident data. Distinction of vehicles with or without airbag was carried out based on the vehicle registration coding information. As a result, the rate of killed or seriously injured drivers with airbag among numbers of registered vehicles were less than that of vehicles without airbag, and also the rate of killed or seriously injured drivers with airbag among drivers who were involved in accidents were less than that of drivers without airbag. Furthermore, the ratio of head/face as the severest injury body region in vehicles with airbag is found to be lower than that in vehicles without airbag.