4 things you should know about airbags

The airbags in your car can save your life but can also be very dangerous if some things are not taken care of. Here are some guidelines on how to operate a vehicle with airbags:

1. Maintain a correct driving position
Keep at least a distance of 25 cms from the steering wheel. Your wrists should touch the top of the steering wheel and your shoulders should be placed firmly against the backrest. If you are too close to the steering wheel and the airbag inflates in an emergency situation, the force of the airbag can cause problems.

2. Refrain from placing objects on the dashboard
Airbag deployment may cause issues if you have placed too many objects on the dashboard. Whether it is a religious or decorative ornament, don’t place it there. In an accidental situation, they can cause a lot of damage.

3. Always wear the seat belt
While this rule applies to everyone, it is much more essential to mention it here. Seatbelts ensure that you are at a safe distance from the impact of the airbag in case an accident occurs. If you are not wearing the seat belt, you might be pushed forward and the force of the airbag can cause excessive injuries.

4. Avoid keeping children in the front seat
Now that we have already discussed the impact of an airbag deployment, it is easier to understand this. Infants and children should be made to sit in the rear seats. They may not withstand the impact of the airbag during a mishap.


Always remember, prevention is better than cure. While an airbag can save your life, the first and foremost thing is to drive safely. We offer cheap driving lessons in Melbourne and teach you the safest driving techniques.

We hope you are better equipped to operate a vehicle with airbags. Drive safe!

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