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Updated: Jun 7, 2022




The Bags deployment and subsequent impact on the driver, is similar to that of a punch in the face.

Air bags were designed with adults in mind: They need to open at up to 200 miles per hour to protect an average-sized, 165-pound male from injury. While this force is appropriate for adults and bigger kids, it can be dangerous for smaller passengers, possibly resulting in head and neck injuries. Protect your child from air bag injury by following these rules:

All children 12 years old and younger should always ride in the back seat, and in the middle of the back seat whenever possible. All passengers must have their seat belts buckled. More......

Air bags present a serious danger for babies riding in rear-facing car seats. Never place a rear-facing infant seat in the front seat of a car that is equipped with a passenger-side air bag. The safest position for a child seat is wherever it fits securely in the back seat. A convertible car seat or booster seat should be placed in the back seat. If you have no choice and must place a car seat in the front, push the seat as far back as it will go.

Along with wearing seat belts, many people do not know the importance of the SRS airbag module or of getting an SRS to reset after an accident.

Airbags are a supplementary restraint system, meaning they are intended to work alongside seatbelts and not be relied on instead of them. When used correctly airbags have been found to reduce head-on vehicle collision fatalities by up to 22%.

Side Airbags

Side airbags protect the driver and passengers from injuries and fatal accidents from sides of the vehicle. Advanced vehicles are fitted with side airbags, the side airbags are also called curtain airbags and they protect your head from injuries.

Side Torso Airbag

Side torso airbags also protect the riders from injuries, the torso airbags are fitted at the door panel. These airbags save the riders from the injuries of the lower abdomen and pelvic injuries. Latest vehicles are fitted with two types of side torso airbags, one at a lower chamber for the pelvic region and the other at the softer upper chamber for the rib cage.

Side Tubular or Curtain Airbag

Airbags are the car safety gadgets and side tubular or curtain airbag is one of the types of airbags. The BMW7 had side tubular or curtain airbags 1998. These airbags are designed to protect the head from injuries and the fatalities.

It is said that the curtain airbags can protect up to 41% from injuries. Latest vehicles are now fitted with the curtain airbags and especially SUVs and MPVs have a facility of side tubular or curtain airbags and they protect the driver and passengers of all 3 rows.

Knee Airbag

The knee airbags are designed to save the legs of the riders from serious injuries, the knee airbags are fitted directly at the front of the passenger’s knee, at the lower portion of the dashboard. If the collision occurs the knee airbags automatically fill the gap between the passenger’s knee and the dashboard and save them from injuries.

Rear Curtain Airbag

Rear curtain airbags are now the part of almost every vehicle, they are designed to save the riders and passengers from side injuries and to reduce the ratio of fatalities. Toyota who first featured the rear curtain airbags in their 2008 models. Toyota featured the vehicle with rear curtain airbags to protect the head of rear riders from the serious injuries.

Seat Cushion Airbag

Seat cushion airbags are fitted to protect the passengers and driver from injuries and it will also reduce the ratio of fatalities. Toyota came out with the seat cushion airbag which was fitted to prevent the pelvis during a frontal impact from driving below the lap belt.

Center Airbag

Center airbag is the part of one of the car safety gadgets named as airbags, these airbags are fitted at the center. Toyota was the first company to introduce the center airbags in 2009 to save the riders and to reduce the ratio of fatalities.

Seat Belt Airbag

Seat belt airbags are designed to save the riders from injuries, during a collision these airbags appears at the safety belts and it increased the seat belt area. The seat belt airbag reduces the possible injuries on a chest and to the rib cage.

Unfortunately, the violent explosion that makes an airbag work carries with it a small risk of eye injury and hearing loss. There are also dangers associated with the use of airbags in vehicles carrying small children. While modern airbags inflate with less force than older models, it is still recommended that rear-facing child seats are not placed in the front seats of vehicles where there is an active airbag. Accidental deaths from the use of airbags have reduced thanks to changes in the design of the airbag.

Note: Congress passed a law in 1995, which allowed car manufacturers to install a manual cut-off switch that temporarily disables a passenger-side air bag. As recommended by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, if you must place a car seat in the front seat (that is, if your car is a two-seater or if the car seat will not fit in the back seat) and your car has this cut-off switch, disable the air bag for the duration of the ride. Be sure to switch the air bag back on when you remove the car seat.

Air Bag Safety Alert Air bags must be used along with lap and shoulder safety belts. All children through the age of 12 should ride buckled up in the back seat. Child safety seats should never be installed in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger-side air bag. Drivers should sit as far away from the steering wheel as possible at least 10 to 12. Hold the steering wheel from the sides so that arms do not come between the air bag cover and the chest. Sit as though you were aiming the module toward your chest, not your face. Front passenger seats should be pushed back from the air bag, and passengers should avoid leaning toward the dashboard.

About every twelve minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from a motor vehicle crash. Trying to prevent these crashes is one part of motor vehicle safety. Here are some things you can do to be safer on the road: Most deaths in traffic accidents are due to the occupants being thrown from the vehicle. BECAUSE they were not wearing their seat belt.

-Avoid distractions -Don't drive after drinking alcohol or doing drugs -Don't drive when you are tired -Don't exceed the speed limit -Use car seats for children -Wear your seat belt

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