On September 1, 1998, the federal government in the United States made airbags a mandatory addition to automobiles. The law required that airbags were supplied on each front seat.
More than 18,000 people are alive after an accident because of an airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of their safety benefits, the federal government in the U.S. passed regulations in 1998 that required light trucks and cars to have airbags installed in front of the front seats for both the driver and passenger.
Since then, automobile manufacturers have expanded the number of airbags that they add to vehicles. Many also include them in side panels and inside the doors to add extra protection in case of an accident.Learn More
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