Auto Road Service | 15 Facts About Airbags, Part Three

Part three of a series about airbags and airbag safety

This is the conclusion of a series on air bags and air bag safety, facts ten through fifteen.

15 Facts About Airbags, Part Three

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends drivers sit with at least 10 inches between the center of their breastbone and the center of the steering wheel – this minizmizes the risk of injury from an inflated air bag.
  • A rear-facing infant car seat should never be placed in the front seat of a vehicle that has front air bags – it could cause serious, even fatal injuries to the infant.
  • Air bag injuries are rare, and nearly all air bag related deaths have involved improper seat belt use, or complete lack of seat belt use.
  • Air bags, used properly, reduce the probability of head injury in an accident by over 90 percent.
  • All of these tips apply to front air bags, as side air bags are not regulated by the NHTSA.

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