Re: Air Bags
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 12:40:17 -0500
On Fri, 8 Nov 1996, Deirdre LaRock wrote:
> I know we've gone round and round on this one. Airbags are not meant for
> kids. They are also not meant for people of less than average height. I
> read an article a short time ago. It stated that 8 women were severely
> injured by their airbags, three died. All of the women who died were less
> than 5'5". Presumably men who are short are also in danger. The average US
Yes -- and the under 5'5" woman wearing a shoulder belt is also at risk.
Until the dealership told me about the clips, I had a permanent red welt
right across the jugular. I now use the clips to adjust the shoulder
belt so it crosses my SHOULDER not my neck; OK, if I'm in an accident
I'll end up with oddly shaped bruises on my abdomen, but I likely won't
bleed to death.
And, another personal pet peeve: if they want those blasted lap belts to
cross one's lap instead of one's pelvis, why do they anchor them BEHIND you?
>From the floor up would be a far more useful anchor than the joint of the
back and the seat. :(
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City