On Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 9:45:12 PM UTC-4, Micky wrote:
Head Restraints are covered extensively in Vehicle Safety Standard 202,
published in 2000.
They were invented in 1921 and according to Wikipedia, became mandatory in 1969.
I have not read the article in it's entirety, so I do not know if they specifically state the
requirement years for front vs. rear. I'll leave that reading to you.
Changed my mind. It sure is long. Thank goodness for Search.
"The proposal would require rear outboard head restraints" I think
"outboard" means they have to hold their heads out the window in order
to restrain them.
"The benefits of increasing the height of head restraints are
estimated to be: .....4,672 whiplash injuries reduced in the rear
"Average costs per vehicle are estimated to be:
$4.21 in front seats
$3.61 in rear seats for vehicles with rear head restraints
$12.34 in rear seats for vehicles with no rear head restraints"
I guess this is about increasing the height.
Why all this talk about money. Aha, it's a
"PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT
AND REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ANALYSIS"
I know I'm only one case, but I went to summer school in HS and got a
ride home, and I sat in the rear seat and we were bumped by another
student, and my head went so far back I was sure I felt the rear deck
(underneath the rear window) hit the back of my head. But that
would have been impossible. Certainly no head restraint in 1963 (and
the car was not new). I guess I just hit the seat, but I thought I
was too tall for that. I don't know, but my neck was never sore, no
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