Air Bag Safety


NHTSA Video: Understanding Airbags

NHTSA Youtube video February 2016.

CNN: How Airbags (Should) Work

In front crashes, airbags reduce the chances of death by about 30%, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That's to say nothing of how many serious injuries, particularly devastating head injuries, have been prevented.

NHTSA Recalls Look-up by VIN (Including Airbag Recalls)

Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired. NHTSA's new search tool lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle is part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.

NHTSA Air Bag Information

Information and brochure about on-off switches

IIHS Air Bag Information

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has Q&A's, general info, articles and policies on air bags

NHTSA Evaluation of Certified-Advanced Air Bags

NHTSA evaluated the effectiveness of certified-airbags; published September 2013 (Report No. DOT HS 811 834)


Downloadable Resources

Brochure: Airbags and On-Off Switches

An informational brochure from NHTSA on the safest way to ride with airbags.