occupant protection device

occupant protection device

Public health Any protective device–seat belt, air bag, child safety seat, booster seat–which ↓ death and/or injury in MVAs. See MVA.
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Canary said that while current federal highway safety funding does an important job of encouraging occupant protection devices and reducing impaired driving, "the trucking industry is concerned that strong, visible speed enforcement for cars and trucks may not be getting the focus and attention it deserves.
When it senses an imminent roll, it automatically activates occupant protection devices including a seat belt pretensioner and seat lowering system, along with the air curtains and air bags.
While the current NHTSA "Section 402" program does an important job of encouraging occupant protection devices and reducing impaired driving, he said, "the trucking industry is concerned that strong, visible speed enforcement for cars and trucks may not be getting the focus and attention it deserves by NHTSA.