Veteran Ford Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Searching for a new home
Quote: My main point is this, any accident which does not intrude into the cabin cannot harm occupants. Any object which is strong enough to intrude into the cabin has an intense force, which would simply either stop the airbag from deploying or destroy the employed airbag after intruding into the cabin. Side airbags are only useful in a front or rear collision where the seatbelt snaps and a passenger is in risk off hitting the side windows. In Fords situation, seatbelts are designed to maintain extreme forces and when this is added with Ford new seats to be fitted in all AV vehicles, occupants will remain firmly fitted
in a collision, with minimal movement.
Thankyou Mr Informer for finally debunking 50 years worth of accident research. I am truly grateful that you have finally helped me to understand that non intrusive accidents won't do me any harm and that contrary to popular belief my internal organs are more than happy with multiple g decelerations. Furthermore I am pleased to learn that side airbags are only useful in a front or rear impact when I always believed they were there to stop our scones from hitting the B pillar in frontal offset and side impacts. How f***en silly of me.
Finally let me thank you for explaining how Ford will now be fitting all seats with sufficient side bolstering (particularly around the head are) that we will have limited peripheral vision but sleep safely in the knowledge that we are well restrained by our standard six point harnesses (might be a bugger for the pregnant but hey that's progress....) - because that's the only way we'd ever be that well restrained.
Now I know this guy is not only a complete tool but dangerous to boot 'cos some poor bastard is going to believe this bullshit.
I'm sorry but the two companies who sepnd the most money on safety research (MB & Volvo) both strongly disagree with every stupid word you've said .. and I know whose arguments my money is behind.