Date: 9 Nov 2004 18:21:54 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?

On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 17:15:09 +0000, Pooh Bear <> wrote: > > Dave Hinz wrote: >> As they are here in the USA, yes. It has been made clear to people who bother to >> care that they won't help you much if at all, if you aren't where you're expected >> to be when they go off. > > I must have been misinformed in that case. Yup. > It was my understanding ( certainly when airbags were first considered in the USA ) that they > were intended as a primary safety measure and were consequently larger than European versions. I don't know if they're a different part (someone with a parts manual could settle that), but they most definately never have been promoted as a primary safety device here in the USA. That's not to say ignorant people who didn't wear their seatbelts before airbags aren't also ignorantly not wearing their seatbelts now, but that's a Darwinism situation more than anything else. Dave Hinz

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