Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 21:37:11 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: It's official - Saab on a deroute.....

Goran Larsson wrote: >>Please don't forget that this is artificially skewed by the >>airbags, which *may* reduce minor injuries in low speed crashes, >>but do little to protect in high speed crashes. > > > The Folksam study is based on real world accidents. If the airbags help > in real world accidents then the car is safer in real world accidents. > Ignoring the airbags is just an academic exercise with no real world > connection. You misunderstand me (I think). Airbags (probably) reduce injuries in low speed collisions. There is very little evidence to suggest that they help at all in high speed accidents (when fatalities are far more likely). However, there is little doubt that a strong body shell does help in those circumstances. A no-airbag comparison gives a truer indication of how likely the car is to save your life in a high speed accident. -- Grunff

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