NHTSA Unveils New '10-Year-Old Child' Crash Test Dummy

NHTSA Unveils New '10-Year-Old Child' Crash Test Dummy

The nation's automotive safety agency is unveiling a new crash test dummy today that will be used to evaluate the growing number of child safety seats and boosters made for children weighing more than 65 pounds. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) "10-year-old child" dummy is the latest addition to the agency's family of test dummies and is the best tool currently available for measuring the risk of injury to a child using a higher-weight child restraint system in the event of a vehicle crash.
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Newsletter Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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