What is the airbag system?
Airbags are a passive restraint for reducing the chance of serious injury in the event of a crash, and they have been proven to do so. Airbags are inflatable bags located inside of interior parts of a vehicle that can inflate and provide a pillow-like surface for the occupants to impact in the event of a crash. Wherever an airbag is located in the vehicle, there is a label on the panel covering it. Once the airbags have deployed, they must be replaced.
Airbags are made to be used on occupants that are belted into their seats. Relying on an airbag to save you in a serious crash all by itself is like jumping from a rooftop and expecting a awning 5 stories down will catch you.
Do not underestimate the force of an inflating airbag or of the impact in a crash. Position yourself in the seat in a way that is conducive to the safety features working by keeping feet on the floor and not reclining the seat unnecessarily.
When the airbag system is active, there will be a light on the dashboard illuminated that resembles someone in the seat of a car with an airbag inflated in front of them. The light will then go off if the system is operating correctly.
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