exhaustgases wrote:Since they are considered a danger, how come there isn't a recall to just disconnect or turn them off or remove them until there are replacements available?
Leaving them activated is like rolling the dice isn't it?
exhaustgases wrote:From what I have seen air bags only work good on dead crash dummies with no neck muscles.
exhaustgases wrote:I tried to search for those famous car test drivers, like the guy with last name Julian? that would do the Volvo off the bridge crash test commercial.
I also remember an American guy that would do 50 plus mph into a solid wall, with only a crash helmet on, not even wearing seat belts let alone an air bag.
Yeah right, not everyone buys a car to just park it. Why is the most logical thing about this air bag crap ignored? Just disconnect it! The whole reason for an airbag is for people that refuse to wear a seat belt. Most all the deaths from these bad bags are super low speed impacts.
And the brainless engineers designing these things have 2 choices, 1 no more high powered type dust in them, 2 a much thicker pressure vessel with a pop off valve for over pressure, its like engineering nowadays is a gathering of brainless know nothings.
pdq67 wrote:Lets see.....
We used to drive vehicles with SCAREY mechanical drum brakes and then they went to hydraulic drum brakes because they worked better. Next was front PDB's because the drum brakes could fade if pushed to the limits several times.
We used to only have manual steering that was bear to parallel park, so they gave us Power Steering!!
We used to have stick and stick OD trannies so they went with autos! Stick trannies will self brake, but the stick OD ones would free wheel in OD if not mistaken. Same thing with auto trannies, they will free wheel unless you down shift, but even then they might still free wheel. This is where the PDBs come in handy, right??
Now after bumping my head in a panic stop or digging myself as a kid out of the foot well, I can see padded dashes and rounded instrument knobs as well as SEAT-BELTS, but that is about all..... Oh, a collapsible steering wheel column is a good idea here too....
Tire air pressure monitors because people that won't take care of themselves because they are too stupid to make sure their tires are pumped up right!!
Vehicles used to be made STRONG enough and with heavy enough spring steel bumpers that you could take out a telephone pole running 70 mph and only have to worry about the pole coming down on your roof and putting a big dent in it!
Nowadays, vehicles are made so flimsy that they engineer impact "CRUSH ZONES" instead of body strength protection. BUT boy the vehicles sure do get destroyed so then they sell more vehicles in the end!! Vehicle insurance goes up too!!!
As the cost of GOV. mandated SAFETY Reg's continue to grow and who pays the bill all because people don't want to be responsible for their own actions AND our GOV. feeds itself off of that!! As it continues to grow ever bigger, not producing any thing of value that can be sold at a profit to pay its own way!
Sorry, I'm ranting...........
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