Most Necessary Safety Feature of the cars

A major feature of cars on the road today, airbags have been talked about or cursed at depending on the individual. Regardless, those wishing to buy new cars in Nigeria must understand this is a safety device that is going to be a fixture in American made automobiles until something even more protective is invented.

Airbags have been required parts of passenger cars since 1998 all car dealers knows. In technical terms an airbag is referred to as a passive safety component. It only goes into effect after a collision takes place and does not do anything to actually prevent an accident. Furthermore, it does not take the place of standard seatbelts in the car and its primary utility is preventing severe head and chest injuries to the passengers occurring when they hit the dashboard or go through the windshield. The force of the impact is the primary concern of all airbags. The airbag itself is contained in a cylinder which has a spring holding a ball at one end. If the impact of a head-on collision is sufficient, the force moves the ball to the other of the cylinder, and that motion causes enough friction to ignite chemicals within the airbag to create considerable amounts of nitrogen gas. The gas then inflates the bag long enough for it to protect the driver, and then deflates.

There are some online car buyers who think that airbags aren’t much more than a nuisance but statistics demonstrate the overall safety. The US Department of Transportation has reported that as of 2009 more than 25,000 lives have been saved thanks to the presence of airbags in the vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Administration goes further by estimating that no less than 3,000 lives each year are saved because of airbags. The criticism of airbags from a few Nigerian car dealers is that currently they are only being used for the front seat, although side bags are now being introduced. Still, the front airbags are no help in other types of collisions such as a rear end or side hit. The…

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