Airbags and Seat Belts

Airbags and Seat Belts

Airbags

Airbags are a safety feature that can save your life. Since their introduction in 1998, they have reduced the risk of dying in a frontal collision by 30 percent. Made from high-strength nylon, they cushion against impact in the event of a crash.  Initially airbags were introduced as alternative to the seat belt when seat belt usage had a very low adoption rate in North America.

Seat Belts

One of the simplest and most effective safety features in a vehicle is the seat belt. It can make the difference between life and death. It can safeguard you from impact and major injuries.

Seat belts are made from strands of durable polyester fibre. The strong plastics used in seat belts ensure that they will endure the resistance applied under the strongest impact conditions. According to the National Highway and Transport Safety Association (NHTSA), seat belts reduce the risk of death for a front seat car occupant by about 50 percent.