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Side Air Bags Could Become Mandatory

Side Air Bags Could Become Mandatory

Posted - May 10, 2004 at 3:02 p.m.



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(KSL News -- Side airbags may become mandatory in all vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a new set of safety standards that include side-impact bags on all cars and trucks.

It's the first major regulatory change since the early 90's when automakers starting requiring front air bags.

Experts predict side-impact bags could save as many as 1,000 lives each year, and greatly reduce head injuries in accidents involving SUV's.

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