View Single Post
Old 10-05-2012, 07:45 AM   #41
Mak Impreza
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 6002
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Flower Mound, Tx, USA
Vehicle:
2001 Cobb Tuned IP
#1005 BRP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by damonchoy

My mom sits really close up.

So close up that myself and my dad make fun of her for it.

In all seriousness, though, airbag experts - is sitting too closely dangerous? Is this something we should try to get her to correct? I imagine it would be hard for her to do after years of driving that way... but if there's a solid argument about why she should, then we may just have to force her to change her ways.
There is a minimum distance on how close you should sit to the air bag. It varies with every car. Check around and then get her in the car and get some measurements. It's usually steering wheel to chest. There may not be enough space between her and when the bag deploys. It could break ribs or give her a heart attack.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Mak Impreza is offline   Reply With Quote