Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 03:59:48 GMT From: ShazWozza <shaz_wozzanospamentspring.com> Subject: Re: airbag for 93 9000CSET
ma_twain wrote: > I have a theory, if you wear your seatbelt, you don't really need an front > airbag. > > Airbags were used because people refused to wear seat belts and the car > companies were looking for a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). It is > not a Primary Restraint System (seatbelt). Its more interesting than that. An airbag can also possibly kill you (especially in the US). Airbags were indeed designed as a supplementary restraint to be used in conjunction with seat belts. However, in the US seat belt use is not/was not mandated by law, which meant that the calibration and violence of the airbag deployment is different. In countries where seat belt installation and useage is mandated by law airbags are safer.