What Every Driver In Phoenix Needs To Know About Air Bags

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Amazingly Every Air Bag Uses An Explosive Device That Is Right In Front Of Your Face!

Airbags are designed to deploy (inflate) in a fraction of a second to provide a buffer between hard surfaces of a vehicle and the passenger it is designated to protect. Upon rapid deceleration of the vehicle, an airbag can be propelled at speeds approaching 200 miles per hour. The speed of the deployed airbag exerts substantial, sudden force against the person it is designed to protect. That force has caused serious harm, and even death, to passengers, particularly young children and adults of small stature. The driver side airbag is housed in the horn pad of a vehicle’s steering wheel, directly between the parts of the steering wheel the driver holds onto with both hands. Therefore, there is a great potential for the driver to experience wrist and arm injuries upon deployment. It is not uncommon for passengers to experience friction and power burns, detached retinas, suffocation and impact deaths as a result of the explosive force resulting from the rapid deployment of a properly functioning airbag. A properly functioning airbag is still a supplemental safety device and is intended to be used in conjunction with a lap/shoulder seat belt. Many unnecessary injuries result when a passenger does not use a seat belt, is located closer to the airbag than the airbag designers envisioned and receives an impact upon deployment much greater than if the passenger was at the proper distance from the airbag. The effectiveness of airbags and the potential dangers of airbag deployment are magnified without the use of lap/shoulder seat belts.

Everyone should be aware of the US air bag recall. Your air bags could actually kill you or a loved one.

If you have been in any accident where there was air bag deployment, even if the air bags didn’t deploy, you really would be smart to seek a spinal examination.


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