1972-02-01

The Air Bag Controversy A Case of Overinflation or Underinflation? 720431

The air bag is ready and installation in front seat positions is essential at the earliest possible date. There has been almost a conspiracy of silence and a supression of favorable data-thus the media and through it the public are almost completely uninformed, or even worse, misinformed about air bags. An informed public will accept and should demand an air bag system. Minimal utilization of active restraints (lap and shoulder belts) mandates passive restraints (air bags). This group (S.A.E.) has a duty to cause a speed-up in the present rate of availability of air bags. The ultimate savings in lives and reduction in serious injuries as well as automobile insurance costs will be gratifying and substantial.

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