Airbags, Incidents, and Old Cars
Did You Know…?
An airbag moves up to 200 mph when triggered. They are designed to explode at an impact speed of 19 mph and the bag inflates within one-twenty-fifth of a second of a crash.
The world’s first motor-incident was in 1769. The vehicle – a steam-powered vehicle designed by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot – is still preserved in the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Métiers in Paris.
In 1916, 55 percent of the cars driven on the road were Model-T Fords, a record which has reportedly never been broken.