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  • Maybe air bags weren't such a good idea

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fia...13?ocid=SMSDHP

    Another recall of defective ones. Given the plant in Mesa AZ used to blow up regularly making them, the Japanese recall, the number of people injured by them, maybe we should just not be putting them in cars to begin with.

    After all, if air bags work so good why aren't they installed in race cars...?

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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    After all, if air bags work so good why aren't they installed in race cars...?
    Because, when they do work, they only work once when the car first hits something. So, if you careen off something in front of you, the bag deploys only to be deflating when the out of control car crashes into something else solid.

    Far better in race cars are the roll cages and a full harness safety belt system that holds the driver securely inside along with a helmet for head protection and restraints to protect the neck from whiplash injuries.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
      http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fia...13?ocid=SMSDHP

      Another recall of defective ones. Given the plant in Mesa AZ used to blow up regularly making them, the Japanese recall, the number of people injured by them, maybe we should just not be putting them in cars to begin with.

      After all, if air bags work so good why aren't they installed in race cars...?
      The problem isn't the air bags themselves, but shoddy workmanship and poor quality control.

      The airbags in Huyndais, for example, work just fine. Same for the ones in the GMC Sierra truck I own.
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