Crash test dummy doesn’t make the grade

Problems with a child-size crash test dummy have prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to propose safety standards for seats aimed at children over 65 pounds but delay some regulations until it can improve the dummy’s ability to accurately mimic real children.

Problems with child-size crash test dummies and booster seats.
SOURCES: NHTSA; photo of child dummy by Humanetics. GRAPHIC: Todd Lindeman and Bill Webster - The Washington Post. Published on March 13, 2011, 11:32 p.m.
 
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