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English translation: Grabrail or handrail

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07:34 May 18, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: grabrail
The grabrail shall be subject to a decelerative impact simulating the head of an occupant in the seat directly behind and stiking the grabrail in a vehicle collision
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English translation:Grabrail or handrail
Explanation:
Grabrail appears to be the term of choice in the automotive industry, as opposed to handrail; "handrail" suggests that it is a rail on which passengers would routinely rest their hands. On the contrary, the grabrail is used specifically for that reason - to grab in the event that they are thrown off balance due to the shifting of the vehicle. It is usually located on the front passenger door, on the back of the front seats (for the rear passengers), and/or on the top (headrest) of the front passenger and driver seats. Also found on other moving objects associated with transportation (boats, motorcycles, vans, trucks, aircraft, etc.)

Your snippet looks to me as though it is in reference to how the grabrail (possibly on the back of the front seats) would adversely affect the rear passengers in the event of sudden impact.

Hope this was of some assistance!
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Grabrail or handrail


Explanation:
Grabrail appears to be the term of choice in the automotive industry, as opposed to handrail; "handrail" suggests that it is a rail on which passengers would routinely rest their hands. On the contrary, the grabrail is used specifically for that reason - to grab in the event that they are thrown off balance due to the shifting of the vehicle. It is usually located on the front passenger door, on the back of the front seats (for the rear passengers), and/or on the top (headrest) of the front passenger and driver seats. Also found on other moving objects associated with transportation (boats, motorcycles, vans, trucks, aircraft, etc.)

Your snippet looks to me as though it is in reference to how the grabrail (possibly on the back of the front seats) would adversely affect the rear passengers in the event of sudden impact.

Hope this was of some assistance!


Michael Estes
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