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      10-12-2011, 02:08 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by username11 View Post
Are you being purposely obtuse or do you not understand the purpose of an airbag? They are meant to deploy only under certain conditions, and there are rather high thresholds for their deployment, as they often cause injuries (sometimes major) when deployed. Therefore you want your airbags to deploy only when your total risk of injury is lessened by their deployment, which is not the case for most non-serious accidents.

If your car punched you in the face, broke your jaw, and burned the skin off your lips every time you tapped a bumper during parallel parking, I don't think that would be too pleasant.
Which would be a satisfactory explanation...which is what I said. Good use of the work "obtuse" however. You can remove that day from your "word of the day" calendar on your desk.

A co-worker bumped the side of the building a while back, barely any visible damage to the front of her vehicle...airbag deployed. No damage to the building either. Does a couple mph fall under a "high threshold"?

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