Combination airbags result in statistically significant reductions in the risk of death and injury in side-impact crashes, Australian researchers conclude. A report by Monash University’s Accident Research Center in Melbourne says “combination airbags designed to protect the head, neck, face and thorax are highly effective in reducing injury due to (side-impact) crashes.” It says the airbags reduced the odds of death and injury by 51% to all body regions; 61% to the ...

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