From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

Whiplash Study Focuses On Poor Head Restraint Design

Poor design of both head restraints and automobile seats may be contributing to whiplash indicates a recent report from the United States Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The institute reviewed 87 combinations of seats and head restraints across 88 different cars. Over 70 of the combinations were tested to determine how well the seats and the head restraints were protecting the average-size American male against whiplash.

Thirty cars received a “poor” rating in respect to the protection offered from whiplash to a driver during a rear-impact collision. Only eight vehicles were awarded a “good” rating