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Re: Germans and airbags

In message <v01510100ab6a8adb7de5@[]> John Eickerman writes:
> I have a general question.  Do the German auto builders put airbags in the
> cars they sell in Germany/Europe?

Yes, they're pretty common now.

> One reason, that I have heard for no airbags, is
> that most people in Europe use seatbelts, upwards of 90%.  I would guess
> the number for Americans is around 60% or so.
Seatbelts are mandatory, and also a good idea.  The majority of drivers and 
adult passengers wear them, though it is still very common to see hordes of 
small children bouncing around in the back of mobile scrapheaps on UK 

Phil Payne
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