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Old 11-20-2003, 10:40 AM
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Re: All NA-spec airbags are dangerous

Originally posted by taaboo
NHTSA mandated NA airbags should be able to stop unbelted male driver.

This is correct, and the power of early air bags was sufficient to cause injury and occasional death to children in the right seat in dual air bag equipped vehicles or small statured women who sat close too the wheel - certainly not anyone "under six feet", and the incidents of serious injury or death are quite rare.

The "fix" was passenger side air bag cutoff switches, and modern cars have somewhat less powerful airbags.

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