Knee airbags are not effective

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Knee airbags are not effective

The experts of the American insurance Institute for highway safety (IIHS) analyzed data from four crash tests and found that in most cases knee pads reduce the risk of injury by only half a percent.

Results of the tests, the experts found that in a frontal collision with an overlap 25% and 40%, airbags for the knees reduce the risk of injury just from 7.9 to 7.4 percent – that is, within the statistical error.

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In addition, according to the IIHS, in some cases, the knee airbag can increase the risk of injury – for example, in a collision with 25 percent overlap, increased risk of injury to the Shin and right hip. The overlapping of the 40 per cent hardly changed in any of the parties.

As explained by experts, such cushion set in order to pass crash tests in which dummies not strapped in. In such a situation, the presence of knee pillow can really help passengers to reduce the risk of serious injury.

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In early July, the American manufacturer of electric cars Tesla managed to set a new record of security: a sedan Model 3 got 94 percent on the European test for active safety systems and 96 percent for the safety of the driver and adult front passenger.

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