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Airbags save lives by rapidly deploying a nylon bag in order to prevent drivers and passengers from impacting hard parts of the vehicle such as the steering wheel and windshield. The aim is to keep occupants from sustain... More »

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that frontal airbags saved 2,213 lives in 2012. This number has risen each year since 1998, when federal legislation mandating frontal air bags went into ef... More »

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The abbreviation "SRS" stands for "supplemental restraint system," which describes the entire airbag system in a vehicle. Airbags work as a supplement to seatbelts to save lives during an accident. The SRS includes senso... More »

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