My friend Steve was broadsided today by a guy who ran the red light in front of our facility. Just a few years ago Steve’s head would have shattered the driver side window, and maybe shredded his brain in the process.
But today Steve walked away with a just an air bag brush burn on his forehead. His Acura (with those well-designed door pillars) was still driveable. The other driver bulls-eyed Steve’s car right between the wheels. The sun was out, the roads were dry. The guy simply wasn’t paying attention. Maybe he was texting or something.
I will never buy another car without front and side air bags.