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do you think airbags are unsafe

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by michigan1022, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    do you think airbags are unsafe yes or no and do you think kids need too sit in the backseat or use a car seat
     
  2. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    1- they've saved more lives than they've taken, so statistically yes.

    2- child seats? Depends on the age/size of the child...
    but, if they're driving (16 is a legally still a child) I recommend they sit in the left front seat behind the wheel, belted and bagged.

    If these questions are some some sort of non-sense rhetorical trap attempting to equate car safety laws and gun control...you're barking up the wrong tree.:rolleyes:
     
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  3. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    ok i agree on that but kids under like 13 should sit in the backseat do you agre
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Depends on the size of the kid.

    I was 6' by 12 or 13.
     
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  5. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    ok i was only 4foot5 at that age
     
  6. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    That really depends on the size of the kid..
    We have a Chinese girl that's a student living with us and she (age 20) has to sit in the back seat because she doesn't weigh enough to consistently activate the front seat airbag.
     
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  7. michigan1022

    michigan1022 michigan Member

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    i guess your right i was small till like age 14
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Depends on how much you like the kid.
     
  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I used to do car stereo installation and air bags scared me. Taking apart dashes and what not I was always weering of them. We had a guy in a shop near ours get his arm broken when a bag went off while he was messing with the dash
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I've always made my kids run along outside the car when we went places... that one spilled drink by one of them in the car ruined it for all of them... I warned them!
     
  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You kill me man!

    Air bags.....When "I" was a kid my dad, me and a buddy of mine would take week long camping/fishing trips in an Econoline van. Every 50 miles, buddy and I would switch passenger seat for the motor cover between the seats! Damn good thing there was never and accident!

    Still crackin' up here @Stomper. :s0114:
     
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  12. 70cyclone

    70cyclone Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    many people have survived with no belts or bags and sat in whatever seat was open. many people have survived riding in the back of trucks and laying on the package tray(under the back window for you kids and small cars).
    Lack of person responsibility and situational awareness are reason we need these things.
    Do they help and statistically save lives? Yes...but so does paying attention.
     
  13. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Imagine that!
     
  14. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    i work at a dealership that has airbag recalls like a MOFO right now. no they dont scare me. when handled properly they arent going to go off... a lot of criteria has to be met to ignite a bag.

    ADVICE: NEVER OHM TEST AN AIRBAG UNLESS YOU WANT IT TO GO OFF.

    didnt accedentally happen to me but i have purposely tested this theory.
     
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