Dryer Vs. Airbag

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Misc

Is this the same type of airbag that"s in my dash...for my safety...right in front of my FACE?
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Male 49
Just like the folks in the video probably got that airbag out of a wrecked car... You should always wear your seatbelt and sit as far back as possibly comfortable.

I had a tierod break and lost control of a 07 vehicle with "modern" air bags and hit a tree headon at 65 mph and neither the driver or passenger airbags deployed
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Female 2,525
"An acquaintance of my sister - a petite woman - was riding with her husband when they had a minor accident. The bag went off, breaking her neck, and she died instantly. Just horrible."

Oh god I am so screwed.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Makes me wonder if they should be adjustable since a five foot, 100 pound woman gets the same treatment as a 6`4" 300 lb linebacker.[/quote]

Modern ones are often adjustable, at least at the more expensive end. Auto-adjusting in some cases, with sensors detecting things such as seat position, restraints used and even the weight of the person.

That happened because of deaths, like your sister`s acquaintance. The early models were calibrated for an average adult with an average seating position and not wearing a seatbelt, so they were wrong for probably most people.

But they`re still not safe for very small people, so children should always be in the back.
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Female 674
I had a concussion and a burn on my face from an airbag. I think a plastic bit from the dashboard also hit me, I`ll never know. Never saw it coming, was reading the newspaper in the passenger seat. :[
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Male 1,754
I hit a tree once at 5 mph. Meant to hit the brakes while parking though. It was only a bump, but the airbag deployed and broke my nose and gave me two black eyes. I lied and said I was defending a woman against a pack of rapists.
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Female 6,381
An acquaintance of my sister - a petite woman - was riding with her husband when they had a minor accident. The bag went off, breaking her neck, and she died instantly. Just horrible.
Makes me wonder if they should be adjustable since a five foot, 100 pound woman gets the same treatment as a 6`4" 300 lb linebacker.
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Female 101
@Vimto, darkmagic was quoting Homer Simpson.
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Male 4,593
Sometimes rednecks can be awesome!
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Male 1,737
Airbags put out somewhere between 1-2 TONS of force. The reason being is that it has to counteract you applying that much force in the opposite direction. A friend had an air bag go off at a low speed, he said it was like being punched in the face. I`m taking his word on it.
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Male 2,861
"Seat belts? They kill more people than they save."

Got any facts to back that up? Mine saved my life at the cost of a bit of bruising.
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Male 1,625
[quote]Seat belts? They kill more people than they save.[/quote]
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Male 550
David`s Farm..
Really, IAB?
The reason why i wouldn`t send my children alone to Canada
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Male 2,390
Reminds me of a training video when I was in school on vehicle extrication. Launched a firefighter from a car because he forgot to disconnect the battery. Yet another reason to NOT sleep with your feet proppd up on the dashboard.
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Male 1,421
Possible but i don`t think it was one bag. Enclosed spaces do wonder with explosives.. As for that comment about terrorist using them, not really a good as a weapon... Powerful enough to cause some harm, detonating this in subway car wouldn`t even break it`s windows... Not enough oomph in that baggage to really do anything.. If it had, all minor road accidents would cause fatalities.
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Male 4,902
Seems questionable.
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Male 25,417
nice
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Male 1,745
I have had an airbag go off on me during an accident and it is faster than you know what`s going on. It`s like getting hit in the face with a rubber mallet, but better than flying out of the windshield. I also got rug burn on my forearms since I was holding steering wheel.
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Male 15,183
@Angelmassb FTW!

Literally what went through my mind at the moment of detonation was: "Al Qaeda. Airbags." ... then "Bag of gravel. Subway. Rush hour." So let me get this straight: even in countries where possession of explosives is illegal, there is a plentiful source of fairly powerful explosives already wired with electronic detonators? So all you need is a 12V battery, a relay and a mobile phone? How are we supposed to protect ourselves against that? If terrorists use them, what laws will we change? Can we ban airbags? Woah.

BTW, that would make for a great car ejector seat.
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Male 2,591
27 seconds of suck
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Male 9,502
NZBNR

I don`t think you know what terminal velocity is. Do you think it is the velocity at which you would be terminated?
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Male 1,647

27 seconds in starts the countdown.
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Male 2,199
am I the only one annoyed by the fact that theres like 40 seconds of absolutely nothing happening that could have been cut out...
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Male 40
Would you rather go flying through the dashboard/windscreen at terminal velocity?
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Male 15,510
The first steps of the Redneck Space Program
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Male 571
They probably should have filmed it from farther away, because I almost saw something.
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Male 10,855
NICE!
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Male 1,674
"Is this the same type of airbag that`s in my dash...for my safety...right in front of my FACE?"

no clue... it looks like a small blurry box to me.
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Male 1,810
Ahaha holy sh*t !!!
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Male 514
for the un educated this is davids farm on youtube from lucan ontario canada
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Male 2
When I worked at at car dealer, we would occasionally have to set some off before we could mail them for warranty work. It`s a ver violent explosion, but it has to be to do its job
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Male 2,436
Eh... I`m skeptical. Looks awfully powerful for an (1) airbag. I set them off at work all the time. A typical steering wheel airbag will send a 5 gallon bucket about 3-4 stories high.
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Male 12,365
Also, I`m thinking that the explosion in this example was in a confined space surrounded by uncompressible material. The result would be quite different in an open space surrounded by air.

A little look around sees this video described as two side airbags in a dryer. So (as jamie76 said), it`s a more powerful explosion than a seat airbag. On top of that, it`s doubled and it`s in a confined uncompressible space.

So no, it`s not the same as what`s in your dash.
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Male 12,365
It`s not uncommon for airbags to injure a person...but they injure a person a lot less than smashing into part of the car. Maybe a broken nose instead of a broken skull and neck. I`ll take the broken nose.
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Male 2
the airbag has to inflate before it does any good. In a wreck, it has to do it fast. Unless you drive with your face on the steering/wheel, it will do its job
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Male 6,737
Kablammo!
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Male 2,345
side impact airbag. they are not meant to come into contact with the occupant and are meant to stop the impact of a car that just hit your door from crushing you.
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Female 8,043
Link: Dryer Vs. Airbag [Rate Link] - Is this the same type of airbag that`s in my dash...for my safety...right in front of my FACE?
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