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Jayne O'Donnell
USA TODAY
October 5, 2001


Some side air bags in '02 autos fall short!

Not really any Volvo content here, but it does indicate that seat-mounted side airbags are safer than door mounted ones for children.

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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.
-Drew

[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 11-05-2001).]
 
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