US finds mixed results on use of air bag switches

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WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Not all motorists are deactivating air bags when children are riding in the front seat even though they are aware of the technology to turn them off and know how to use it, regulators said on Wednesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a survey of pickup truck drivers that switches to activate and deactivate air bags were often misused. "Air bags can be real lifesavers if used properly but pose grave risk to small children," said ...

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