The importance of airbags

Parts of the airbag

The airbags are composed of three parts. The first is the bag itself, which is made of nylon and is folded on the steering wheel and on the board. The second part is the sensor that tells the airbag when to inflate. This sensor detects up to when a vehicle hits at a speed of 10 or 15 miles per hour. Finally, there is the inflation system, which acts so fast that in a few seconds the airbag leaves its compartment and causes it to expand properly preventing the occupants of the vehicle from suffering serious damage. A second after being fully inflated, the airbag automatically deflates.

Stand at the proper distance
Just as air bags can save lives, they can also cause damage to the occupants of the vehicle. Investigations have determined that the risk area for the driver is 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 ctms.) From the steering wheel, so they recommend the driver to stand about 10 inches (25 ctms.) Away from the steering wheel which will allow The bag will expand properly and the driver will not be injured by being too close to the steering wheel when the airbag inflates.

Deactivation of air bags
Some vehicle owners can have switches installed to activate and deactivate the airbags in their vehicles, which is allowed as long as one or more vehicle users are within the four specific risk groups: people with health problems where the risk of an airbag is greater than hitting the dashboard, bag or windshield; drivers who can not sit with their sternum at a minimum distance of 10 inches; people who need to transport an infant in the front seat because the vehicle does not have a back seat; and people who need to constantly monitor the child’s health status.

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