Carsickness: preventive measures

Cyriel Diels

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TRL was contacted by Esure to provide guidelines and advice regarding measures to prevent and alleviate carsickness. Following a brief introduction to motion sickness, factors that are likely to affect the occurrence of carsickness will be presented. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of new in-vehicle entertainment systems and their likely exacerbating effect on carsickness. This may be of particular relevance to the occurrence of carsickness amongst children who not only tend to be most susceptible, but also most likely to use this type of in-vehicle entertainment systems. Finally, it is concluded with a list of tips to prevent or ameliorate carsickness.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWokingham, Berkshire
PublisherTransport Research Laboratory
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • car
  • illness
  • journey
  • movement
  • radio
  • child
  • guidance
  • prevention
  • cause
  • carsickness


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