What you need to know to make an informed decision
TP 13178 E
- Who should consider de-activating their air bags?
- What is an on-off switch?
- What steps can you take to reduce air bag risk without installing an on-off switch?
- How do air bag deaths occur?
- Do both children and adults face risks?
- What is the safest way to ride in front of an air bag?
- How do I best protect children?
- What should teenagers and adults do to be safest on the passenger side?
- How do I stay safe when I am driving?
- Will following these safety tips guarantee that I will be safe in a crash?
- Are air bags the reason the back seat is safer for children?
- What if you are, or another user of your vehicle is, not in one of the listed risk groups?
- Should a pregnant woman get an on-off switch?
- How do I get an air bag on-off switch?
- If I turn "off" an air bag for someone at risk, what precautions should I take for others?
- If I turn "off" an air bag, will the seatbelt provide enough protection?
- Are all air bags the same?
- Do I need an on-off switch if I buy or rent a vehicle with depowered air bags?
- Will on-off switches be necessary in the future?
- Children less than 9 kg
- Children from about 9 to 18 kg
- Children more than 18 kg
- Children who meet following criteria
Air Bag Deactivation
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