The potential for vehicle safety standards to prevent deaths and injuries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico: a 2018 update
Published: Jun 2019
Author: Caroline Wallbank, Jonathan Kent, Ciaran Ellis, Matthias Seidl, Jolyon Carroll
The three highest priority vehicle safety standards (applicable to cars) are considered to be:
1. Minimum standards for crashworthiness (seat belts and frontal and side collision protection);
2. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for crash avoidance;
3. Pedestrian protection measures to improve safety for Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs).
The report estimates the lives and serious injuries that could be saved over ten years if Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico adopted the full set of priority vehicle safety standards from 2020.