New Air Bag Safety Requirements

The NATIONAL hIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION announced new regulations intended to prevent deaths attributed to automobile air bags. Dr.Ricardo… read more

The NATIONAL hIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION announced new regulations intended to prevent deaths attributed to automobile air bags.

Dr.Ricardo Martinez.Administrator, NAT’L.HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

Philip Recht, Deputy Administrator, NAT’L. HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMIN.

The new requirements included: warning labels about dangers to children; allowing air bags to be disconnected by dealer on the owner’s request; using less force to deploy air bags; using more advanced air bags and allowing auto manufacturers more time to install off switches in vehicles with no rear seat. They stressed that these new requirements were necessary to protect children and others, but that air bags are much more beneficial than harmful. close

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  • Dr. Ricardo Martinez Administrator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Philip Recht Deputy Administrator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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New Air Bag Safety Requirements

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Program ID:
77000-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 22, 1996 | 5:33pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 24, 1996 | 2:37pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Nov 22, 1996 | 5:33pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 22, 1996 | 8:38pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 22, 1996 | 11:44pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 23, 1996 | 5:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 24, 1996 | 2:37pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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