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What Are Air Bags?
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What Are Air Bags?

All cars made after 1998 must have both driver-side and passenger air bags. How do they know when to inflate? Do they really keep us safe?

Investigate this safety feature designed to protect us during head-on collisions, and find out how air bags have changed since the first one was dreamed up in 1952.

Stephen Dirksen

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