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Air bags (marginal Audi content)
In message <34212E18.383A@philly.infi.net> "Shaun D. Mullen" writes:
> A U.S. Senate committee has unanimously voted to approve a provision
> that would effectively encourage automakers to design airbacks mainly
> for people who wear seat belts, not for those who don't buckle up.
I wouldn't have thought anyone needed telling.
There were four people in Princess Diana's car - only one was buckled up.
Guess which one is walking round his hospital room this morning?
The other three got planted. Brutal, I know, but those are the facts.
Diana's own personal stupidity deprived her children of the mother she always
said she was dedicated to being.
I rolled a Ford Granada end-over-end - I walked away because I was wearing a
seat belt. An airbag would have deployed on the first of my eight impacts with
the ground, and would have been ****-all use for the other seven.
Air-bags (at least the classic 'in your face' variety - I have some time for
the side impact implementation) are a distraction from what should be our
highest priority - convincing people of the reason to buckle up.
Whether they do or not - another question.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club