Side-Impact Airbags Save Lives

December 17, 2004
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The U.S. government credits airbags with saving nearly 14,000 lives since 1987. The safety
features of side-impact airbags are earning acclaim. Recent crash tests from the Insurance
Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that side airbags are very effective in preventing
fatal crashes. The new IIHS research shows that side airbags with head protection reduce
deaths by 45 percent among drivers of cars struck on the driver’s side. Though every new
car and truck today now comes equipped with front airbags, the government doesn’t require
manufacturers to sell vehicles with side-impact airbags. Automakers, however, do offer
side-impact airbags on many of their vehicles as options.

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