If you haven’t had the crash course (no pun intended) in airbag safety ...
If you haven’t had the crash course (no pun intended) in airbag safety lately, well, then watching the video below might make you weary of getting behind the wheel of an older vehicle.
Unluckily, there are still plenty of cars on the road world wide that don’t have any airbags, not even for a driver.
We are not talking classic cars either, just old, the budget-friendly compact or family vehicles, most of which were built before this life-saving technology became a norm.
One might be surprised to see vehicles on the road that don’t have this very important safety measure; and after all, airbags have been around since the 1970s, right?
Well, they were initially the privilege of the high-end models and it took some time for the legislation to make them compulsory: in the U.S. for example, the automakers were legally obliged to have the driver and the passenger airbag only in the late 1990s.
Of course today is the whole different story, as the automakers are fighting among themselves for the title of the safest possible vehicle.
From side curtain airbags to knee airbags, even seatbelt airbags, as long as you are driving the modern vehicle, then you are very well protected.
As for how a frontal collision in the modern car versus the older one that doesn’t have airbags looks, this footage really puts things into perspective.
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