Last update: 10/08/2005 15:58:39
A research project, which will examine the level of risk of injury to those, using boosters on car seats while driving. The main objectives for this project, are as follows:
To identify the types of boosters/ cushions being used by drivers in cars
To identify how the use of these boosters / cushions impact on the standard safety features built into the design of the standard car seat.
To Identify the level of increased risk of injury of people using boosters / cushions while driving.
To Produce recommendations for disabled drivers and drivers of short stature.
To ensure equal levels of safety for disabled and non- disabled drivers, when they are using boosters on car seats while driving.
The work carried out within VSE has found that there may be an increased risk of injury for people using cushions. The Department needs to know what that increased risk is so that we can produce safety guidance for disabled drivers and drivers of short stature.
Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU
+44 (0)2476 355000
Cost to the Department: £152,825.00
Actual start date: 06 November 2003
Actual completion date: 06 January 2005
Risk of Injury through using Additional Cushions on Car Seats
Publication date: 04/10/2005
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/access/car/mavis/research