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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1967

PAGE TEN THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1G. 1967

'U' SAFETY RESEARCH REPORT:
New Windshield Cuts Traffic Injuries

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Two young Ann Arbor men suf-
fered surprisingly light injuries
and refused treatment after being
hurled into-but not through-
the windshield of their 1966 car as
it rammed two parked vehicles at
25 mph. The reason was the lam-
inated windshield, standard equip-
ment since 1966.
Medical Survey
The files of a University medical
team's study on the effectiveness
of the new windshields contain
the story of the 29-year-old driver
and his 24-year-old passenger who
paid a light price for careless driv-
ing despite the fact that neither'
of them were wearing seat belts at
the time ofthe accident.
Hlow effective the la.minated
windshields are in reducing facial
injuries can be seen in the con-
trasting case of a 19-year-old girl
in a ,1964 car which collided with
another at about 35 mph.
Also not wearing a seatbelt and
also thrown into the windshield,

she suffered a broken jaw and
several severe cuts as her head
went through the windshield. With
the pre-1966 windshield such "sli-
cing lacerations were typicially
found," says a report released yes-
terday by the University's Highway
Safety Research Institute.
The HSRI report notes two basic
reasons that the newer windshields
produce less injury. The thickness
of the plastic layer between the
inside and outside layer of glass
is doubled from 15 thousandthsto
30 thousandths of an inch. And
the bond between plastic and glass
is loose to permit plastic and glass
to slide against each other slightly.
Effective Margin
This is enough to more than
double the speed of the headre-
quired to break through the wind-
shield, from 13 mph to 29 mph.
If the glass is not penetrated,
no jagged edges are produced to
cause the slashing injuries; rather,
only minor cuts from the glass are
sustained.

In the report, Prof. Donald F.
Huelke of the department of ana-
tomy, and Reed O. Dingman, plas-
tic surgeons report: "Our experi-
ence suggests that the frequency
of severe extensive multiple facial
lacerations from striking the wind-
sield will decrease markedly as the
portion of cars equipped with the
new windshield rises.
"Facial injuries incurred from
striking the new laminated wind-
shield will no longer be a signifi-
cant clinical problem," the report
states.

Moreover, the team found no
evidence that the new glass pro-
duces injuries to the eye, brain, or
neck.
Huelke reports what happens in
an accident: "In head-on crashes,
the unrestrained occupant moves
forward, striking his knees on the
instrument panel, which reduces
or stops the forward motion of the
lower portion of his body. Then the
occupant begins to flex forward,
arcing downward into the wind-
shield. The head strikes the wind-
shield and continues to bow down-
ward."

Don't miss
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also: Burt Garskof
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Sponsored by THE NEW POLITICS PARTY
DONATION
Fri., Nov. 17, 7:45 P.M. AA High Auditorium

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DINING
A selective Gourmet Menu for Lunch & Dinner
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

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TOMORROW
Friday, Nov. 17, 2 P.M.
Meet Ad. Bldg. Information Booth
Work Meeting Thursday Noon (Today)
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