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 »

Although it may be physically possible in some cases, it isn't recommended that cars be driven after the airbags deploy. The vehicle should be repaired by a trained mechanic before being used again. More »

Children older than 13 can ride in the front seat of a car with airbags. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, younger children are at risk for injury during the deployment of airbags and should sit in the bac... More »

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 »

Use a steering wheel puller by disconnecting the battery, and removing the air bag and retaining nut. Attach the puller to the holes in the steering wheel using the appropriate bolts, and slowly tighten the large screw o... More »

Paddle shifters are attached to the steering wheel of a car and allow drivers to manually switch gears without using the clutch. These shifters are mostly found on high-performance sports cars but are becoming more popul... More »

As of 2015, vehicle modifications available for disabled people include siren detectors that warn hearing-impaired drivers of approaching emergency vehicles by detecting the high-decibel sound waves their sirens emit, as... More »

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