martine wrote:I use both 10-2 and 9-3 depending on the road but I don't see how 10-2 can cause injuries from airbags.
martine wrote:Not sure the article says that (unless I've missed something). The link to 'hot gasses' explains how an airbag deploys not as a cause of injury.
Doing some quick poking around the net, I saw this:
...which says nothing about burns.
My understanding is the explosion to deploy an airbag is indeed very hot but very short and well away from hands/body/face. Anyone know?
bbllr87 wrote:Me I steer with my feet!
jont wrote: " Admittedly a US article
Horse wrote:jont wrote: " Admittedly a US article
? Not sure what that means?
However, there's an element of common sense needed. It's highly unlikely that an airbag will deploy (AAMOI, they 'deflagrate', not explode) with no warning, typically you'll have a second or so minimum warning that you're going to hit something head-on.
At that point, let go of the wheel!
More common sense: use steering appropriate to the situation! In a narrow country lane with severly restricted forward views and no passing space, don't use rotational steering - save it for when there's little chance of a head-on collision.
If anyone's really, truly, worried about injuries from airbags, by all means use that concern to influence your steering technique, but also think about not wearing either a wrist watch or glasses/sunnies - both of which are likely to get impacted into your face. But also drive in a way to avoid those instances where it's likely to be an issue.
Standard Dave wrote:Also don't smoke a pipe while driving a car with airbags.
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