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  • 2 5 Stars And A Pedestrian Test
    1,535 words
    How often do you wake up to the news of a road accident that killed a few people in some part of the country? Almost everyday, right? Then you quickly browse through the other news and life goes on. Every year, over 80,000 people die on Indian roads; every five road accidents leave one dead. Yet, it's just a statistic, which hardly changes our apathy towards road safety. Yes, road safety is an unpleasant, boring subject, but remember, it affects us all. How safe is the car you are driving or abo...
  • Airbag In Your Car
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    Airbags - Pop em' or Keep em' During the rainstorm, it's hard to see anything-especially when the downpour makes the windshield wipers work constantly. On this cold, dreary September night young two year old Mica is safely buckled in her child safety seat, which is attached to the passenger seat belt. Her older brother, Sean, quietly sleeps in the backseat while his mother drives the exhausted children home. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a tall, 12 point buck is caught by the vehicles' headlights. B...
  • Turning Off The Airbags
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    Air Bags Can Kill Even though air bags are designed to save lives, they can be harmful or fatal to some people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recognized this concern and has made efforts to reduce injuries caused by air bag deployment by allowing the installation of a switch that turns off air bags. But in order to have a switch installed, the driver must file a request for an air bag on-off switch. People shouldn't have to seek permission from the government to disable ...
  • Airbags Crash
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    Airbags Crash! Your car just smashed into the car right in front of you at a speed of 35 mph. The whole front of your car is smashed but luckily your head isn't, thanks to the airbag deploying. This scenario happened over 2.9 million times through August, 1998. Airbags significantly reduce the risk of being killed in a crash. The risk of being killed, if you have your seatbelt on, is reduced by 26% and 32% if you don't have a belt on and the airbag goes off. Airbags also reduce the risk of serio...
  • Science Behind The Inflation Of An Airbag
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    Automobiles are being equipped with airbags that inflate on collision to protect the driver or passenger from injury. A car's airbag is located on the steering wheel, this airbag is for the driver, and on the dashboard, this airbag is for the passenger. Automobile airbags are inflated by the electrical system and sensors in the car that triggers a chemical reaction to occur. When a car is involved in a car accident the airbag rapidly inflates and deflates to cushion the driver or passenger. In a...
  • Cars With The Side Airbags
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    Airbags, the Innovation of Automobile Safety: Lifesavers and Killers Driver and occupant safety has been a major concern since the invention of automobiles. The very first safety feature on the automobile was the horn. They were easy to use and also provided an audio alert to inform people that there was a car present. As time gradually past on, the number of drivers and cars increased. The engineers noticed that an audio alert was not enough to protect the passengers of the car. This brought ab...
  • Airbags And Children In The Front Seat
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    AIRBAGS By Nathaniel Devine This paper is discussing the topic of airbags. Now everyone is saying that " h h, airbags are LIFESAVERS", and others reactions are "airbags are terrible and they " re KILLERS". Let's get the facts straight about airbags. First of all kids under 12 shouldn't ride in the front seat of any car equipped with airbags. Transport Canada says: the recent death of a 4 year old boy from Montreal whose neck was broken in a low-paced traffic accident, the boy was wearing a seatb...
  • Owner Of An Automobile With An Airbag
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    Airbags Imagine yourself and a friend on a road trip. All of the sudden a car pulls out in front of you. When you finally wake up, you notice that you were in a terrible accident. You see your friend lying inside the car. Your friend's neck has been broken by the impact of the airbag on the passenger side of the car. Airbags are thought to be a great safety feature on automobiles, but they have caused many injuries and deaths in all kinds of accidents. Even though air bags are designed to save l...
  • Amount Of Deaths In Cars Without Airbags
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    The Automobile Airbag Controversy Since their invention, airbags have been one of the most controversial issues in the country. Airbags are designed to help prevent major injuries in car accidents by cushioning the blow delivered to the body. However, airbags can also cause injuries or death. While the government mandates that all new cars be equipped with airbags, a growing number of people are convinced that they should have the option of activating them. As the number of cars equipped with ai...
  • School Shootings Airbags Kill More Kids
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    Air Bags Can Kill Beginning January 19, 1998, the final rule allows repair shops and dealers to install on-off switches that allow air bags in passenger cars and light trucks to be turned on and off in appropriate circumstances. Dealers and repair shops cannot perform this work without an authorization letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Vehicle owners can get this authorization letter by filling out a request form developed by NHTSA and sending it to the agen...

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