Reports By IIHS/Harvard School Confirm Value Of Airbags To Prevent Auto Deaths

November 1997
Insurance Advocate;11/08/97, Vol. 108 Issue 44, p28
Focuses on the use of safety devices in motor vehicles to prevent fatalities and serious injuries in car accidents. Effectiveness of air bags; Importance of using seat belts and placing belted or restrained young children in the rear seats of vehicles; Percentage of car accidents and head injuries saved by air bags.


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