Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:35:27 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*>
Subject: Re: Baby saftey seat and airbags

Saab Guy wrote: > On Tue, 28 Jun 2005 15:16:59 -0400 > "gw" <> wrote: > > >>"Keith" <> wrote in message >>news:d9s701$b6f$ >> >>>My 2001 9-3 is not fitted with a passanger front air bag but it does have >> >>a >> >>>side airbag on both sides. I am aware that the baby seat should not be >>>placed on the front seat if an airbag is active, but does that also >> >>include >> >>>side airbags? If so, is the dealer able to deactivate the passanger side >>>airbag? >>> >>>thanks, Keith >>> >>> >> >>A baby seat should not be placed in the front seat of any 4-seat car, airbag >>or not. If there is a rear seat, it should go there. The only exception is >>2-seat vehicles, such as pickup trucks. These will have a disable function >>for the passenger bag. >> >>Much higher survival potential in the rear. >> >> > > > Exactly GW. > > A child seat should ALWAYS be in the rear, and NOT the center rear because of the "projectile" possibility, either the REAR pass or driver seat ONLY. > > SaabGuy Nah. I always strapped my kids' car seats up on the roof rack. Much sturdier restraint, they're up there out of harm's way, and that way they also get a better view. But never, ever forget to put on their goggles. Not even once. The bugs can do some serious eye damage at highway speeds. You only get dealt one pair of eyes you know... ;-) -Fred W

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