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Development of NHTSA’s Side Impact Test Procedure for Child Restraint Systems Using a Deceleration Sled : Part 2
U.S. Department of Transportation: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Janet Brelin-Fornari, Kettering University
  • Sheryl Janca, Kettering University
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This report presents the results of the continued research and development of child seat side impact tests using the deceleration sled at Kettering University’s Crash Safety Center. The objective of this test series was to gain further insight into the sensitivity of the side impact test fixture response. Test variations included speed of impact, weight of the fixture, and impact characteristics. Additionally, 20 child restraint system (CRS) specific tests were conducted using a fixed set of test parameters.


Report No. DOT HS 811 995. Contract or Grant No. DTNH22-11-R-00204.


Originally published in 2014 by U.S. Department of Transportation: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This work is in the public domain and therefore has no copyright. This information and may be distributed or copied in any format. However do not change the content or its meaning, and attribute the information to the correct source (the NHTSA).

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Brelin-Fornari, J., & Janca, S. (2014, April). Development of NHTSA’s side impact test procedure for child restraint systems using a deceleration sled: final report part 2 (Report No. DOT HS 811 994). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.