This published article (Personal Injury Law Journal) on Low Speed Collisions is a three way collaboration between Brian Henderson, Roger Wade FRCS Orthopaedic Surgeon and Ian Simpson, Barrister at Law, following study of GBB Crash Test research.
Brian Henderson reveals the results of his extensive research into the impact of low-speed-change collisions.
Numerous studies have taken place throughout the world, particularly in the United States of America, relating to ‘low speed’ collisions and in particular to the effects upon occupants.
A number of studies suggest a threshold of 5 mph. In other words the resultant change in velocity for a struck vehicle in a rear-end collision.
In March 2005 a number of ‘roll into’ tests were undertaken, and in June 2005 further full scale testing was completed.
The June 2005 testing was completed using different vehicles in a variety of tests. Accelerometers were placed both in vehicles and their occupants.
This technical paper relates to the findings of Crash Test 2 which was part of the June 2005 programme.