Because of this safety feature, crash fatalities have been reduced to just 11%. This number was much higher before airbags were placed in vehicles. As of 2012, airbags had saved over 40,000 lives.
But they have caused injuries as well. Since airbags were placed in all vehicles in 1996, several adults and children have been killed by airbags. Others have suffered serious injuries including arm and chest fractures, neck injuries, as well as head injuries. To reduce the risk of airbag injuries, consider the following suggestions.