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<B>Source:</B><BR><I>Jayne O'Donnell<BR>USA TODAY<BR>October 5, 2001</I><P><B><A HREF="http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2001-11-05-airbags.htm" TARGET=_blank>Some side air bags in '02 autos fall short!</A></B><P>Not really any Volvo content here, but it does indicate that seat-mounted side airbags are safer than door mounted ones for children.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The new NHTSA data show door-mounted bags, like those used in many Mercedes and BMW models, exceeded the acceptable injury levels in five out of five cars tested using a dummy the size of a 3-year-old. Side air bags that deploy from the car's seat were better but surpassed acceptable injury levels in four of 10 cars tested.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 11-05-2001).]
 
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