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Seat Belts

Richard Wigle MD FACS FCCM rlwigle at yahoo.com
Tue May 26 20:34:28 BST 2015


We see rollovers all the time- this  after all is the land of top heavy SUVs .  No question that seatbelts make a difference and with major intrusions.
 Richard L Wigle MD FACS FCCM 


   

  On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:33 AM, listasmsd <listasmsd at gmail.com> wrote:
   

 
For me when a vehicle starts to roll over the first important feature of 
safety is the structure design, meaning the strength to withstand 
deformities forces during the rolling. Second the terrain, it is not the 
same to roll over on a plain field free of obstacles that to go down a 
mountain rolling.
My believing is the belt quality in any harsh scenario case will fail or it 
doesn't matter when the vehicle structure collapsed. The vehicles are tested 
to withstand head-on collisions. Most vehicles fail a lateral side 
collisions and never hear about any vehicle tested to roll over down a 
slope, but there most be one done, at least a 4x4 vehicle.
Regards
Manuel Sotelo
Caracas, Venezuela


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> Does anyone have any data on seat belt failure rates? It is my impression 
> that seat belts almost never fail but I really haven’t found any data to 
> back up my impression.
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> Thanks,
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> Errington C. Thompson, MD, FACS, FCCM
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> Chief of Trauma Services
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> Marshall University
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> Website <http://www.erringtonthompson.com/>
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