Fatal care fires from rear-end crashes : the effects of fuel tank placement before and after regulation.
A federal standard for fuel tank integrity in cars was applied to 1977 and subsequent models.
National data indicate that fatalities per 10 000 occupants in rear-end crashes of small cars, where fire was the most harmful event, were reduced by approximately 57% if the fuel tank was located behing the rear axle and 77% if the tank was situated directly above or in front of the rear axle.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort, Réservoir véhicule, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Accident circulation, Incendie, Réglementation, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Death, Vehicle tank, United States, North America, America, Traffic accident, Fire, Regulation, Epidemiology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0586420
Code Inist : 002B30A02. Création : 199406.