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What about head protection bags? (archive)

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Posted by Nick on September 23, 1999 at 10:38:18:

In Reply to: Guessing no direct high G hit. posted by MikeW on September 23, 1999 at 10:11:52:

If the head protection bags don't go off on a roll, they aren't of much use. I guess they don't have them on the E36.


: Rolls are different from other accidents in that the energy is dissipated over a much longer period of time at a much lower level of force. The force of the impact may never have exceeded the level necessary to deploy the bags.

: : : Facts:
: : : a) No injuries
: : : b) The air bags did not go off.

: : : I assume that the air bags not going off was correct, but it is an interesting debate.

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