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Are airbags safe for people with osteoporosis?

My mom has severe osteoporosis, she can't take any of the drugs because of kidney problems, her doctor's advice was "don't fall". Are the airbags in my car strong enough to break her bones if we get in an accident?
Status: Open    Nov 16, 2014 - 03:31 AM

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Apr 16, 2015 - 05:55 AM

The air bags are probably safer than her hitting the dashboard or windshield in an accident.
You can get padded straps to place over the seatbelt to make it a bit softr.
Make sure her seat is as far back as possible so that she would bbe as far from the deploying airbag as possible.
Make sure the belt is properly positioned and is snug, not tight nor real loose around her.
It is possible that like children she might be safer in the back seat, with the seat belt on her.

May 14, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Is your mom of small stature? Some advanced technology vehicles turn off the front airbag if a person doesn't meet the weight limit set up in the internal computer. That being said, a rear seat might be a better, safer option for her if you are really concerned.


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