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Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 16:11:19 +0000
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?

"Fred W." wrote: > "Colin Stamp" <> wrote in message > news:b1u7o0lsmu3p4jjdb7tquo78o1227oa7fgnospamcom... > > 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. > > You heard wrong. The US Airbags are meant to be used in conjunction with > seatbelts just like yours. I don't think so. European airbags are marked SRS - typically on the fascia - whatever - that houses them ( Supplementary Restraint Sytem ) . 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. Graham

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