Airbag Disconnect Option

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Airbag Disconnect Option

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WHEREAS, front seat air bags have been instrumental in saving countless lives of victims of motor vehicle crashes; and

WHEREAS, the potential dangers that do exist with air bags can be overcome through better education and technology, i.e., cut off switches; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the International Association of Chiefs of Police, duly assembled at its 105th annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, opposes the complete disconnection of air bag systems and supports the use of cut-off switches when coupled with a warning light or other device as an option to those vehicle passengers to whom an air bag may pose a danger; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the IACP encourages all members to participate in educational programs promoting the correct use of all of the vehicle’s safety devices and encourages the enactment of legislation that would mandate cut-off switches for those vehicles that have no other seating options, other than the front seat, for children.

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