View Full Version : Airbags have become less safe?

23rd March 2010, 08:52 AM
Interesting video at CNN, says that airbag systems installed since 2004 are less safe than older ones, for drivers wearing seatbelts. Those not wearing seatbelts apparently do much better.

Link (http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/03/23/chernoff.airbag.safety.cnn)

They suggest this is because there is a requirement that the whole airbag system be designed for unbelted drivers, rather than belted ones. But it doesn't seem they know the specifics in the difference in injury statistics.