What makes this http://www.freep.com/article/2011093...xt|FRONTPAGE|swhole thing even crazier is it wasn't too long ago automakers were doing anything they could to keep costs down & claimed that seatbelts offered the best protection you can get in a crash (I can still believe that one). None the less now that economies of scale have most probably lowered the costs of airbags they're putting them anywhere they can. At least this still looks more sensible than Honda's motorcycle airbag.
Air bags to proect passengers from hitting eachother sounds like a good idea.
Next automakers need to build popup plastic lids over cupholders to protect you from scalding hot liquids.
I have to stop this idiot from deminishing my credibility every time he posts because my usernsme is in his sig.
My wife's best friend's older brother died as a child when the car they were in was T-boned. Her brother's head hit his friend's head and they both died because of the cranial injuries.
Personally I can do without airbags (as a trade off for other things), but that is just me. And yes I would be at greater risk for sure.
Somebody was bound to do it. If it isn't airbag here and there it'll be cameras and sensors and all manner of other features.
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Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. A normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow.
I think I know the guy who is responsible for this. He's a retiree from the NASCAR safety group at GM, who invented the center net. It's reduced injuries for quite a few racers.
That 'wing pic always cracks me up, but I know the bag is effective.
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