Air Bag Safety: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, U. S. Senate

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Larry Pressler
DIANE Publishing, Sep 1, 1998 - Transportation - 84 pages
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Examines the effectiveness of air bags, and the instances where they cause fatalities, or injuries to children or others. Includes statements and testimony from the American Automobile Manufacturing Assoc., National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers. Additional material submitted includes information on air bag safety and infant seats.
 

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Page 16 - My colleagues and I would be pleased to try to answer any questions you and other members of the subcommittee might have.
Page 8 - Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for your invitation to appear before you today, and I look forward to your questions.
Page 62 - Inc.; Subaru of America, Inc.; Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.; Volkswagen of America, Inc.; and Volvo North America Corporation. AIAM members...
Page 11 - Infants riding in rear-facing child safety seats should never be placed in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger-side air bag.
Page 4 - US SENATOR FROM NEVADA Senator BRYAN. Mr. Chairman, thank you very much for calling this hearing this morning.
Page 41 - Injuries are caused by acute exposure to physical agents such as mechanical energy, heat, electricity, chemicals, and ionizing radiation interacting with the body in amounts or at rates that exceed the threshold of human tolerance (Gibson 1961; Haddon 1963).
Page 11 - The report concluded that rear-facing infant restraints should never be placed in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger-side air bag.
Page 11 - Advisory warning owners of rear-facing infant restraints not to use such a restraint in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a passenger-side air bag.
Page 64 - FMVSS 208, that causes the risk of minor and serious injuries and fatalities to occupants that are in close proximity to the air bag at the time of deployment.
Page 16 - The rear seat is the safest place for children of any age to ride...

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