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Air Bags

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Air Bags

Air Bags

Air Bags

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Though air bags have been proven to save lives when used properly, they have also been blamed for many deaths. Some say that designing air bags that drivers have the option to turn off will lower safety concerns. But what are the risks involved if people actually choose to turn them off? Join Ray Suarez for a look at the debate over personal safety versus personal freedom, on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: Philip Haseltine President, American Coalition for Traffic Safety John Graham Director, Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard University Professor, School of Public Health, Harvard University Listeners call in