Most individuals involved in accident reconstruction or traffic crash litigation know how frustrating it can be to gather all the information needed for a detailed examination of seat belt issues associated with a given collision. The complexity of such a situation can be overwhelming, especially since a thorough analysis requires technical expertise, system specification details, and knowledge of any applicable product recalls. Compiling all the needed data can take days or weeks, providing that one really knows where to look for everything!
The long awaited 2nd edition of a classic, best-selling, reference guide on the forensic analysis of seat belts is finally here. It will answer your questions when you really need to know something important about seat belts.
This revised and expanded edition of the original has larger, full-color photos and charts. 49 new color photographs, 9 new figures, 7 new graphs, and some new equations have been added. The chapters on Interior Vehicle Documentation and Injury Correlation have been updated and expanded significantly. All in all, almost 50 additional pages of information.
This is an indispensable book for anyone involved in crash investigation or litigation. It has it all – 163 photos and charts in crystal clear resolution illustrating precisely what is important in seat belt analysis - plus a complete guide to forensic examination and analysis of seat belt systems. Not to mention up-to-date lists of all seat belt related product recalls and technical service bulletins going back to 1988! This book even provides the historical development of seat belts between 1855 and 2012.
Mr. Felicella's list of topics is impressive:
Introduction and history of seat belts
Function of seat belts in a collision
Exterior vehicle documentation
Interior vehicle documentation
Inspection of the seat belt system
Malfunctions, problems, and litigation claims
Seat belt recalls and notices
Important references, including inspection forms and FMVSS 208, 209 & 210