Friday, January 16, 2015

Air Bags



Air bags have prevented millions of serious injuries, but passenger side airbags can injure and even kill a small child, which is why children should always ride in the back seat. Dr. Till Jolly is an emergency room physician and an expert on airbags. He says that airbags were designed for adults, not children. The Insurance Information Institute urges parents to always place children in the back seat. If you must place an older child in the front seat, make sure that the seat is as far back as possible, and that the child is properly belted. And never place a rear-facing infant seat in the front seat, the force of the deploying airbag can kill or injure your child. Brian O'Neil of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says it may be very tempting for a new parent to place their infant in the front seat, where they can see it. He warns that the force of the deploying airbag can kill or injure that infant.

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