Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 17:15:09 +0000 From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?
Dave Hinz wrote: > On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 16:11:19 +0000, Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote: > > > "Fred W." wrote: > > >> You heard wrong. The US Airbags are meant to be used in conjunction with > >> seatbelts just like yours. > > > I don't think so. > > Based on? > > > European airbags are marked SRS - typically on the fascia - whatever - that > > houses them ( Supplementary Restraint Sytem ) . > > As they are here. Same marking, same naming, same information given to the > people who own the car. > > > It's assumed that ppl will be > > wearing seatbelts - so the action of the airbag is ' supplementary ' to the > > already excellent effect of the seatbelt. > > As they are here in the USA, yes. It has been made clear to people who bother to > care that they won't help you much if at all, if you aren't where you're expected > to be when they go off. I must have been misinformed in that case. It was my understanding ( certainly when airbags were first considered in the USA ) that they were intended as a primary safety measure and were consequently larger than European versions. Graham