AIR BAGS OR SEAT BELTS? WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE?
This article examines the controversy over what to do to save lives in the event of an accident. It examines passive seat belts, explaining how they work and what's wrong with the current passive seat belt technology, and air bags, indicating how they work, why they are not as effective as lap/shoulder belts, and what their weaknesses are. Costs are also considered. It is concluded that mandating the use of the highly effective manual lap/shoulder belt is the wisest course of action.
Farmers Insurance Group4680 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA United States 90010-3863
- Campbell, S L
- Publication Date: 1985
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- Friendly Exchange
- Publisher: Farmers Insurance Group
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Alternatives analysis; Costs; Highway safety; Manual safety belts; Measures of effectiveness; Passive restraint systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00495688
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 533
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM