• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, IN ITS EFFORTS TO CONTROL AUTOMOBILE SAFETY, HAS SAID THAT ALL CARS MUST HAVE SOME KIND OF RESTRAINT SYSTEM BUILT INTO THE 1973 MODELS.

  • Description

    1.
    SV AIRBAG BEING TESTED ON DUMMY
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    2.
    CU CONTROL CONSOLE
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    3.
    SCU MEN WORKING BY CONTROL CONSOLE
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    4.
    SV AIRBAG BEING TESTED ON DUMMY
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    5.
    CU EXPERT SPEAKING SOF STARTS: "THE DANGER IS...... SOF ENDS: "...IS POSSIBLE."
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    6.
    SV DUMMY BEING TESTED AGAINST AIRBAG (2 SHOTS)
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: "THE DANGER IS TO CHILDREN AND ESPECIALLY TO OUT OF POSITION CHILDREN."



    IN THE CAR?



    IN THE CAR YES. LET'S TAKE THE OUT OF POSITION WHICH IS REALLY NOT UNCOMMON, AND THAT'S THE CHILD THAT IS STANDING ON THE FRONT SEAT WITH HIS ARMS RESTING ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. IN THIS CASE HIS ABDOMEN IS EXPOSED TO THE AIR BAG. THE AIR BAG IS FORCED TO INFLATE AND THE FORCE IS LARGE ENOUGH TO FORCE HIM BACK INTO THE SEAT OR IN FACT EVEN THROW HIM BACK OVER THE SEATBACK. AND THIS FORCE IS LARGE ENOUGH, IN THIS PARTICULAR SYSTEM ANYWAY, AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT OTHER SYSTEMS, TO CAUSE INTERNAL INJURIES.



    THESE COULD BE SERIOUS INJURIES?



    THEY COULD BE VERY SERIOUS INJURIES YEAH.



    COULD THEY BE FATAL?



    POSSIBLE.




    Initials OS/016 OS/022



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, IN ITS EFFORTS TO CONTROL AUTOMOBILE SAFETY, HAS SAID THAT ALL CARS MUST HAVE SOME KIND OF RESTRAINT SYSTEM BUILT INTO THE 1973 MODELS.

    AIR BAGS, A RELATIVELY CHEAP AND HIGHLY EFFICIENT FORM OF IMPACT PREVENTION, SEEM TO BE THE ONLY PRACTICAL SOLUTION TO THE PROPOSED REGULATION. THE BAGS ARE DESIGNED TO INFLATE ON IMPACT AND PREVENT THE OCCUPANTS FROM SMASHING THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD. HOWEVER, A SAFETY RESEARCHER AT WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY IN DETROIT SAYS THAT RECENT EXPERIMENTS WITH THE AIR BAG SHOW THAT IT COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY TO CHILDREN WHO ARE IN THE CAR AT THE TIME OF AN ACCIDENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1JOB27VMMX29XY0SPXFX1AVVP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JOB27VMMX29XY0SPXFX1AVVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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