Date: 30 Oct 2004 21:04:10 GMT From: Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?
On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 21:37:11 +0100, Colin Stamp <colinnospamp.plus.com> wrote: > > 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 I don't think so. An airbag can only function if the person is in the expected position. With as much as people move around in crashes, it would be impossible to keep 'em in a location for the airbag to help, no matter how big the airbag was. I'm also not aware that there are different airbags for different markets. If anything, it's probably a combination of population sizes and, ahem, a lower likelihood of Europeans doing stupid things.