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miercuri, 17 iunie 2009


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The seatbelt remains the single-most effective item of safety equipment in any car. It is the most fundamental part of any restraint system and manufacturers are continuing to develop new and better seatbelt systems to provide ever greater protection. However, many people continue to drive without wearing their seatbelts, and such people are vastly over-represented in statistics of severe and fatal injuries.

Many of those who do not routinely wear their seatbelts would do so if prompted by a signal. Research shows that occupants are much more likely to wear their belts in cars equipped with a seatbelt reminder (SBR) than in those without. Euro NCAP rewards any effort made to ensure that seatbelts are worn.

Euro NCAP assesses manufacturers’ SBR systems to ensure that they are robust and that they provide clear, unambiguous information to the occupants about the status of their seatbelts. Trained inspectors perform a multitude of tests on each system: the car is driven on a test track and the belts are buckled and unbuckled; the loudness, and duration of the audible signal is assessed; the position and clarity of any visual warning is checked to ensure that it is visible to occupants of different sizes. The assessment tries to recreate every possible scenario where an occupant might be vulnerable by being unbelted, and checks to see if the system responds appropriately. One point is available for each of the driver, passenger and rear seats for those systems that pass the assessment.