Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 22:23:42 GMT
From: "Davo" <>
Subject: Re: EMT's - question for you

"SimonJ" <> wrote in message news:9vlpmb$83m$ > I cant see any reason to fill an airbag with powder, also given that airbags > are inflated by an explosive device, seems quite likely that it is smoke. > > Must be some reason for the powder and cornstarch etc. Obviously they're designed to work, and that's the current best solution. In hindsight, it's obvious that they inflate by some form of device which looks/smells like smoke. Unfortunately, in a high impact accident, dazed and confused, an individual doesn't quite have their wits about them. As for bystanders, I imagine a fair amount of panic sets in also. As I stated earlier, public education could be a positive solution, at least to some degree? And just back on the topic, given others thoughts, my own accident, I think my preference is to drive with doors unlocked ;-) Davo

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