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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 04:44:47 +0000
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?


--------------D08A89D11D86616A45E19624 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Colin Stamp wrote: > On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 10:54:25 GMT, th <someguynospamwhere.se> wrote: > > [snip] > >The main reason for this I guess is that, in Sweden, most people having > >child seats put them in the passenger seat. Not having an airbag there > >improves safety. In Sweden this far there has been no child killed by an > >airbag while in US there are a couple of hundred children killed by > >airbags and a few children in the rest of Europe (statement by a > >researcher from the Swedish National Road and Transport Reseach > >Institute, http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=882&a=186718 in > >Swedish only, sorry). > > I've heard that one other reason why the US has a comparatively high > occurrence of people (not just children) being killed by airbags, is > that US airbags are much bigger than european ones. European ones are > designed to work alongside the seat belts. US ones (I think) have to > be able to protect people who aren't even wearing seat belts. Yup - very likely. Yanks are too dumb to realise that wearing seatbelts is sensible. Their 'freedom' mentality means that the gov't is reluctant to impose it as law nationwide. Smaller ppl as well as kids have been known to be injured by airbags - e.g person of small stature ( e.g short woman ) sits close to the steering wheel and is hit hard in an accident by the larger US airbag. Has resulted in disabilities if not deaths. Graham --------------D08A89D11D86616A45E19624 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> Colin Stamp wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 10:54:25 GMT, th <someguynospamwhere.se> wrote: <p>[snip] <br>>The main reason for this I guess is that, in Sweden, most people having <br>>child seats put them in the passenger seat. Not having an airbag there <br>>improves safety. In Sweden this far there has been no child killed by an <br>>airbag while in US there are a couple of hundred children killed by <br>>airbags and a few children in the rest of Europe (statement by a <br>>researcher from the Swedish National Road and Transport Reseach <br>>Institute, <a href="http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=882&a=186718">http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=882&a=186718</a> in <br>>Swedish only, sorry). <p>I've heard that one other reason why the US has a comparatively high <br>occurrence of people (not just children) being killed by airbags, is <br>that US airbags are much bigger than european ones. European ones are <br>designed to work alongside the seat belts. US ones (I think) have to <br>be able to protect people who aren't even wearing seat belts.</blockquote> <p><br>Yup - very likely. Yanks are too dumb to realise that wearing seatbelts is sensible. Their 'freedom' mentality means that the gov't is reluctant to impose it as law nationwide. <p>Smaller ppl as well as kids have been known to be injured by airbags - e.g person of small stature ( e.g short woman ) sits close to the steering wheel and is hit hard in an accident by the larger US airbag. Has resulted in disabilities if not deaths. <br>  <p>Graham</html> --------------D08A89D11D86616A45E19624--

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