smashed but luckily your head isn’t, thanks to the airbag deploying. This scenario happened over 2.9 million times through August, 1998. Airbags significantly reduce the risk of being killed in a crash. The risk of being killed, if you have your seatbelt on, is reduced by 26% and 32% if you don’t have a belt on and the airbag goes off. Airbags also reduce the risk of serious head injuries by 75% if used with a shoulder and lap belt. Yes, airbags save lives, but they have also been known to seriously
11 9 March 2014 Airbags Equal Safety According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary an airbag is, Airbags are used to cushion and protect drivers during the event of an accident, providing protection to the drivers’ body when striking interior objects such as sterring wheels or windows. Different makes and models of vehicles contain multiple airbag designs in various locations of the vehicle; including but not limited: to the driver’s-side, passenger-side, and also rear seating. Airbags deploy with the
The Benefits and Risks of Airbags In 1966, President Johnson signed the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety act. This act required the government to come up with new safety standards for motor vehicles. Four years or so later, in the 1970s, General Motors and Ford placed new airbags in small fleet cars (Moore). The concept of this new device was to totally inflate stopping the rapid forward motion of a person not wearing a seat belt before they would hit the dashboard or be thrown from
Airbags - Pop em' or Keep em' During the rainstorm, it's hard to see anything-especially when the downpour makes the windshield wipers work constantly. On this cold, dreary September night young two year old Mica is safely buckled in her child safety seat, which is attached to the passenger seat belt. Her older brother, Sean, quietly sleeps in the backseat while his mother drives the exhausted children home. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a tall, 12 point buck is caught by the vehicles' headlights.
Airbags have been around for a long while. They have a fascinating history in production, statistical information and safety measures. Various theories have been told about them in the sense of them being made because of different reasons. People use them on a daily basis and they are now very treasured. Airbags are a great life saver. Airbags have been around ever since a smart man, John Hetrick, got in a family car accident. He thought of the idea of an airbag and got the first patent in 1953.
To: Susan Thompson From: Shaden Oweis Date: May 19, 2015 Subject: Takata Airbag Hot Topic Memo The Japanese airbag company known as Takata is one of the biggest airbag suppliers in the world. Over the past decade there have been several reports of their airbag product being “defective.” In the New York Times article “Airbag Recall Widens to 34 Million Cars as Takata Admits Defects”, it is said that the airbags “can explode violently when they deploy, sending shrapnel flying into a cars passenger
Introduction: When it comes to cars, there are plenty of safety features incorporated by manufactures to ensure a smooth and safe ride. Some of these features seat belts, airbags, and antilock brakes. Nowadays, there have been great improvements to technology within cars to aid in the avoidance of collisions altogether. Examples of these technologies include blind spot detection, backup cameras, 360-degree cameras, and autonomous driving. Many of these newer safety features are there to avoid collisions
Administration). In an accident seat belts are usually the difference between life or death. The NHTSA estimates that over 7,000 lives could be saved if the victims had used their seat belts. There are also many other safety features of a car, like the airbags, zones, and even padded dashboards. Car safety is very important in our everyday lives, and there needs to be more awareness about the effects of not being safe in a car. The most common safety feature of the car is its seat belt. Unfortunately this
Safety technology in vehicles “Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent chance takers are accident makers” (Quotegarden.com). Over the years, vehicles have become safer, and have been pushed to become more advanced and helpful. Safety systems are beneficial because they help avoid accidents, such as good steering, brakes, Traction Control and ABS. Safety technology can help save lives, if the drivers know how to use it. This technology helps people drive safe, keeps you alert, and protects you
tires, brakes, lights and steering are active features. The most important of all of them however is the driver. Passive safety features aim to reduce the damage done to a car’s occupants in the event of a crash. These include things like seatbelts, airbags, and crumple zones. For all these features any car can still crash so this report aims to make you more aware of the safety aspects of modern cars and what role they play in driving. Active Safety Features Brakes: The brakes play one of the most
“August 2000, our family of six was on the way to a wedding. It was a rainy day, and Gregg was not familiar with the area. The car hit standing water in the high-way, and started hydro-planing. Greg lost control of the car. Then, the car went backwards down into a ditch and started sliding on its wheels sideways. After sliding for 100 feet or so, the car flipped, at least once. After flipping, the car came to rest on its wheels, and the passenger window
Sliding off the road hanging over a cliff edge with a 40 feet drop down. Michelle Wheatley is 24 years old and if she wasn't wearing her seat belt she would have gone through the front windshield and down the cliff. I believe that people all over should wear seat belts when driving. Even though seat belt use has been proven to save lives, not everyone believes the use of seatbelts should be mandatory.They think this should be their decision and not be regulated by the government. “Statistics show
Shortly after entering the medical field as a newly graduated Registered Respiratory Therapist, a staffing organization in Indianapolis had contracted me into several skilled nursing facilities in and around my area. In one of the facilities that I travelled to a man in his early thirties had been placed on my services; this man had been the unfortunate victim of an automobile accident in which he had suffered a tremendous debilitating brain shearing injury, an injury that he will never recover from
Seat Belts We have all heard the excuses before, “do I have to wear it? It isn’t like it’s going to protect me,” “it’s uncomfortable, I’m only going around the corner,” or “I’d rather be thrown out of the vehicle than to be stuck in a seat belt.” No matter how good of a driver you are, or you think you might be, there are always situations that are beyond your control. Such as, bad weather, drunk drivers, and road conditions. Sometimes, seat belts can be a life or death in an automobile accident
If you're looking for a midsize luxury sedan without the luxury price tag, you may consider the 2014 Nissan Maxima. Starting at $31,290, the Maxima boasts features and amenities that match those of vehicles with much higher price tags. Updates to the car for 2014 include rearview camera, USB connectivity and a seven-inch color monitor, as well as a new value trim level. And although the Maxima was introduced in the United States way back in 1981, it still feels fresh. The current version was redesigned
Cars are large objects of great mass which can reach very fast velocities, this can be a dangerous combination if the physics aren’t correct. Seeing as there is over 1.2 billion cars world wide, physicians have put much detail into aspects of cars to make them as safe as possible. In the paragraphs below I will be be briefly discussing different aspects of the everyday automobile and its safety. There were over six million cases of car accidents in the United States alone, about 41% of these incidents
Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience how to insure their safety, and the safety of others, while on the road Introduction Automobiles! You just have to have one in this fast paced world! In the United States automobiles are necessary. People need to move from point A to point B. These points can be as close as a few hundred feet or even range up to a few hundred miles! When making these trips safety is a priority. There are hundreds of thousands of automobiles on the roads across
Speech Outline Speech Title: “Click It or Ticket” General Purpose: To persuade my audience on why wearing a seat belt remains important. Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech, my audience will be persuaded to always wear a seat belt in order to enhance their safety in the car. Central Idea: When you are driving or even riding in a vehicle, buckling your seat belt will decrease your chance of death or serious injury, if you get in a serious accident. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter:
cars which have had a service history and erased some of the factors that I think I will not need. The factors I am not using are make and model, colour, engine size, fuel, MOT, tax, insurance, doors, style, seats, air conditioning, gearbox and airbags. I have also got rid of the cars that do not have all of the sufficient information. I am using how many miles the car has driven, the age of the car and MPG (miles per gallon). I am using these factors because I think that these factors most
consists of a series of pads and a helmet to protect you from the lighting fast pucks, the rock hard ice floor and of Course the aggressive players. The helmet is the most important thing to wear. It protects your head in case of a direct impact like airbags protect your head from hitting the dash in a car. There are many brands and sizes to choose from. The most reliable and well known is a company called "Bauer." The size usually depends on the shape and measurements of your head. The next impo...