TITLE

Insurance Institute knocks head restraints

AUTHOR(S)
Stoffer, Harry
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Automotive News;11/15/2004, Vol. 79 Issue 6121, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that insurance industry researchers have expanded their evaluations of vehicle head restraints, and the results are not good. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the restraints in just 24 of 97 new cars earn ratings of "good" or "acceptable." Beginning in 1995, the institute rated head restraints solely on whether their designs appeared capable of preventing neck injuries in rear-impact crashes.
ACCESSION #
15257063

 

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