A new safety footwear product has been developed by a leading safety expert in the area of crash investigation.
The Safety Shoes have been designed to reduce the impact of a crash by reducing the impact force on the person and the vehicle, said Professor John O’Connor of Trinity College Dublin.
“It’s a new way of reducing the force on your legs and upper body and the impact that the force of the crash will have on you,” he said.
In the past, the most common cause of death in crashes was an impact to the head.
Professor O’Connell said the Safety Shoes could potentially reduce the likelihood of that occurring, because they would not cause the head to bend or move in the same way as it would when a person is in an impact-absorbing helmet.
However, it is a new type of safety shoe that is currently under investigation by police.
An incident in December 2016 saw the driver of a car crash hit a cyclist and the cyclist died.
A study on the safety of safety shoes was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Its authors found that of 1,827 cyclists who had been involved in a crash, only 2% had worn a Safety Shoes.
Other researchers have shown that Safety Shoes were associated with an increased likelihood of a victim’s death.
Safety Shoes are a pair of specially designed protective shoes worn in the knee, ankle and wrist, designed to minimise the impact on the body by reducing impact forces.
The researchers compared the impact forces that cyclists experienced in a bicycle crash to the forces of a motor vehicle.
They found that when a cyclist was wearing Safety Shoes, they reduced the impact by approximately two to three times.
There are no figures for how often cyclists were wearing Safety Shoes, but Professor O’Connors study estimated that up to 10% of cyclists are involved in at least one crash, and that about 20% of those accidents involve a motorist who is wearing a Safety Shoe.
Professors O’Leary and O’Regan are the authors of the study that was published in a journal called the International Journal of Motor Safety, and the researchers are working with other safety experts to develop the product.
The Safety Shops are currently being tested by police and medical experts and have been given to some police forces in the US.
Dr O’Draghuala O’Neill, a senior lecturer at the University of Dundee, said she was looking forward to the new Safety Shoes being made available to other departments.
“We’re looking forward for them to be introduced into the hands of police officers, medical personnel and coroners, to make them more accessible to the public,” she said.
“I think they’ll be very helpful in reducing the frequency of accidents that we see.”