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On this day: 09-01-1989

Law requiring air bags is passed

The federal government passed new car safety legislation on this day, requiring all newly manufactured cars to install an air bag on the driver's side. While air bags have proven to be life-saving devices in most cases, concern over the safety of the air bags themselves arose during the 1990s. Several instances in which small children were seriously injured or killed by an air bag caused a public clamor for further investigation of the devices, which can explode out of the dashboard at up to 200mph. Air bags are still installed in all newly manufactured models.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1976MGMidget16.40020.700
1976MGMGB18.50021.000
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1969MGMGC 3.0L L6 4 sp with OD10.10017.700(R&T May '69)
1967MGMidget III14.70019.900