Air Bag Safety
NHTSA Youtube video February 2016.
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.
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.
Information and brochure about on-off switches
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has Q&A's, general info, articles and policies on air bags
NHTSA evaluated the effectiveness of certified-airbags; published September 2013 (Report No. DOT HS 811 834)
An informational brochure from NHTSA on the safest way to ride with airbags.