Date: 30 Oct 2004 21:53:26 GMT From: lkrznospamcomnospam (LauraK) Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?
>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. Most newer US cars allow the airbag on the passenger side to be deactivate or it comes with a bag that doesn't expand so forcefully. US cars also carry warnings that children under 12 years old should only ride in the back seat. More on airbags from National highway traffic safety admin. (U.S. government) http://www.nhtsa.gov/airbags/ lauraknospamousergraphics.com http://www.madmousergraphics.com web design, print design, photography