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Cars in Conflict with Larger Vehicles-The Problem of Under-Run
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1989 by SAE International in United States
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Accidents with heavy goods vehicles result in a disproportionate number of car occupant fatalities. This analysis describes the nature of these collisions with the intention of providing a representative accident background against which under-run guard development can be considered. The nature of passenger compartment intrusion is described, as are the injuries suffered by the car occupants who died. The problem of under-run is also observed when cars strike buses or coaches. Estimates are given of the benefits available from providing under-run protection on the front and rear of heavy goods vehicles. Case histories illustrate typical accident experiences in various types of car to lorry impact.
CitationGloyns, P. and Rattenbury, S., "Cars in Conflict with Larger Vehicles-The Problem of Under-Run," SAE Technical Paper 890746, 1989, https://doi.org/10.4271/890746.
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