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Factors Affecting the Decision to Disconnect an Airbag

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Deployment of an airbag during an automobile accident may result in injury to the driver. Anectdotal stories (similar to those reporting death from use of seat belts) have caused some drivers to demand that the airbag be disconnected. However, in the vast majority of cases the benefits of an airbag outweigh the hazards.

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