Here are the most important things to know about the
You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if
you are not wearing your safety belt ? even if you
have airbags. Airbags are designed to work with
safety belts, but do not replace them. Also, airbags
are not designed to deploy in every crash. In some
crashes safety belts are your only restraint. See
When Should an Airbag In?ate? on page 1-67.
Wearing your safety belt during a crash helps
reduce your chance of hitting things inside the
vehicle or being ejected from it. Airbags are
?supplemental restraints? to the safety belts.
Everyone in your vehicle should wear a safety
belt properly ? whether or not there is an airbag
for that person.
Airbags in?ate with great force, faster than the
blink of an eye. Anyone who is up against, or very
close to, any airbag when it in?ates can be
seriously injured or killed. Do not sit unnecessarily
close to the airbag, as you would be if you were
sitting on the edge of your seat or leaning forward.
Safety belts help keep you in position before and
during a crash. Always wear your safety belt, even
with airbags. The driver should sit as far back as
possible while still maintaining control of the
Occupants should not lean on or sleep against the
door or side windows in seating positions with