Objectives, This study assessed the accuracy of driver perceptions of the distance between the drivers nose and the steering wheel of the vehicle as a factor in considering driver disconnection of an airbag contained in the steering wheel for preverting injury to the driver is an accident.
A cross-soctional survey of 1000 drivers was done to obtain perceived and objective measurements of the distance between the driver's nose and the steering wheel of the vehicle.
Of 234 drivers who believed that they sat within 12 inches of the steering wheel, only 8 (3%) actually did so, whereas of 658 drivers who did not believe that they sat within 12 inches of the wheel, 14 (2%) did so.
Shorict drivers were more likely than taller oncs to both, underestimate and overestimate their seating distance.
Considerable mis-perception of drivers'distance from the wheel indicates that drivers should objectively measure this distance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Accident corporel, Trafic routier, Coussin sécurité, Prévention, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Evaluation, Autoperception, Distance, Conducteur véhicule, Volant, Surveillance sanitaire, Etude transversale, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Personal injury, Road traffic, Air bag, Prevention, Human, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Evaluation, Self perception, Distance, Vehicle driver, Steering wheel, Sanitary surveillance, Cross sectional study, Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0392874
Code Inist : 002B16M. Création : 22/03/2000.