Injuries, Wound and Trauma

Do airbags prevent injury from car accidents?

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  • AMichael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    Air bags are required in new cars. If you own an older car that doesn't have them, consider trading it in for a car that does. Air bags reduce the risk of death by 9 to 16 percent among drivers already using a seat belt, and by as much as 20 percent among drivers not wearing seat belts. Experts estimate that air bags have prevented approximately 56,000 fatalities and a lot more disability from head-on collisions over the last ten years.
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