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This category is for all questions and answers about the do’s and don’ts of the road, as well as tips for safe driving skills.

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Sure AWD is a great feature for a new driver to have especially in MN. Because with AWD the driver doesn't have to decide whether or not the conditions are bad enough to put the vehicle in four wheel drive. Because the AWD system puts itself into four wheel when it senses it needs to be, this happen…
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% No, insurance will not pay if your parents have not placed you on the policy yet. You may also want to check your state laws.Having a 16-year-old daughter makes me a good source of info on this topic.Good luck to you.   Actually, it depends on your carrier. Most parent…
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It varies by country and/or state. In most areas, the person opening the door is liable for any damage.
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My 2011 Honda Fit Owner's manual says: During the first 600 miles Avoid full throttle starts and rapid acceleration.Avoid hard braking during the first 200 miles.Do not change the oil until scheduled maintenance time. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Well in a w…
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There is no way! The only way to drive alone is on a provisional license which requires 6 months on a permit, 3 drivers training classes, and the Drivers ED. Actually yes you can. If you go to the dmv's site, there will be an exceptions section where you can go to school by yourself as long as t…
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Here is a state by state run down: found on FAQ State by State Restrictions for out of State Permit Holders. Alabama: Will accept any valid learner's permit subject to restrictions mandated by the issuing state. Alaska: Will allow a nonresident to operate a vehicle for up to 90 days provided h…
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There are too many variables that affect automobile hydroplaning speed such as weight, tire pressure, tire tread design, tire wear, road surface, road condition (i.e., depth of contaminating snow, slush water, etc.) and so forth to be able to develop a valid, useful formula. However, with respect …
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Yes. If the vehicle was to be in another accident in or around the same location, the vehicle is not going to crush properly. A Honda civic is built on a Unibody frame structure, where as all structural components are put in place to absorb impact to the passenger compartment. If these parts are not…
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No, You will still need to take the written test. After passing, the DMV will issue you a learner's permit and you can take the test any time (so long as you are over 18.) If you are under the age of 18, you will need to hold the permit for 6 months. The earlier answer is not correct. It depends on…
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I recently got a ticket in Van Nuys area for illegal u-turn in business district VC 22102, the bail amount itself was $212, and $276 with traffic school.
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Many advocate raising the driving age to 18 and raising the age at which a driver can have a passanger to even higher than that. The idea is that since most fatalities are caused by drivers under 24 and most of them are among drivers under 18, raising the driving age would lower the traffic fatalit…
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Press the gas pedal and you will go! However, to be able to drive legally, you must be a specific age in each state. First comes a permit, then a license. To really learn how to drive, you must first take a drivers education course. You can't just simply press the gas pedal. It is much more complic…
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(1.) A movable control surface used to control pitch, the angle of up or down. (2.) (Hydroplaning) A sliding movement that may happen to cars depending on water level, vehicle size, traction, and weight. (3.) A type of boat raced around the globe. They commonly flip, come in different sizes, and can…
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Aston martin You should probably try a Mazda RX-7 or A Nissan 350Z or A Nissan 240sx
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Start it up again.
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Since this is a commercial vehicles category, I shall tell you how to shift via the tach. Every truck has an optimal RPM range. If you fall below that range the engine could stall; go above it and you'll use too much fuel. For this, our optimal range is going to be 1000 to 1500 rpm. When you are u…
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pull into a parking lot and use a paper towel or your shirt to pick it up and crush it Danyell sucks big toes
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If you are at high interstate speeds then it MAY damage the engine and/or the transmission especially if you have a lot of miles on it. Worst case scenario the rpms could be so high that you could float a lifter and pound a valve on the cylinder, lose a rod, blow the automatic tranny up or burn the…
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The right handgrip turns. Turn it clockwise and the bike will speed up. There are no gears or clutch, everything is automatic. Brakes are the opposite way round to what you find on a bike. right side is front brake, left side is back brake. Twist the right hand grip clockwise to go and more for more…
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Well , of course not you noob. Scary movie states.. "I was so scared I knew something bad was going to happen..like seeing and Asian guy behind the wheel of a car" Its worse if its an asain woman :D
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Gift For Bus Driver A gift certificate to a nice restaurant
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It depends on the U.S. state or country, but most children can start driving around age 16. The youngest legal ages in the United states tend to be age 14. Many countries require a person to be 18 to drive.
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Any drunk is too drunk to drive. Even at less than twice the legal limit (almost drunk) even if you're too tired... DO ... NOT.... ATTEMPT... TO.... DRIVE....!!!Even after two or three drinks a person's reflexes, vision, coordination, etc., may be affected enough to prevent them from driving safely.…
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Your vehicle will not grip the road as under normal conditions. You must reduce the speed, increase the safety distance from other vehicles and reduce the torque on your wheels by driving in the highest gear possible for your speed.
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Rally car drivers.
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A Texas learners permit will last approximately one year. If the person is unable to obtain a drivers license, they will need to reapply for a new learners permit.
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You must not stay on your side of the rode without passing to the other side, as long as its solid.
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Only when the roads are slick.
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I found this on another website and found it quite helpful, good luck, especially if your doing your science in the news!!!!1. In 1910 the number of American traffic deaths were around 25 times what they are today when adjusted for the number of drivers on the road. The first such death occurred in …
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Brakes. That's about it.
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Towards the edge of the road where the curb (if there was one) would be. That way if your hand brake fails, your car will roll off the road instead of into live traffic.
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It's not recommended to use the cruise control in the rain. Normally, you use the cruise control on the highways. When it's raining you need complete control on the car and be fully alert.
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If your on "ice" and your driving 30 MPH you are going kinda fast unless you have chains or studs, best thing is to test your grip without other vehicles near by, The law does not make concessions for weather: if there's a red light in front of you, you are still expected to stop for it normally …
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No , absolutely not ( if you hit a puddle , which will slow the car down , the cruise control will try to accelerate the car to maintain the set speed )
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Approximately 3,265,441 people.
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When you will observe the road far ahead of the front end of your car and keep proper distance between other cars, then you will have enough time for thinking and enough space for braking. But when intense situation happens, then the thinking and braking are solidified in one desperate move: to avoi…
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You have to check the motor thermostat. Replace it, and you will be warm again.
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Not only in KY, but anywhere in North America if you drive with a "junior" licence (in Canada it's G-1 licence, then comes G-2, and only then licence G, a full licence) without accompanying by not just adult, but by an adult with no less then 4 years of driving experience, you will be stopped by the…
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( NO ) if you hit a puddle that slows the car down then the cruise control will accelerate the car
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20 meters would be equal to about 3 to 3.5 car lengths. A car length is about 20 feet. A meter is equal to about 3 feet 6 inches.
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Don't apply the brakes, take your foot off of the gas pedal and allow the car to slow down by itself until traction is achieved.
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when it begins to rain
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yes it is illegal to use cell phones It is illegal in all States, and the law is pretty strict. My brother is pretty good on following this law, but he had an emergency call w his gf that he was dating online for a year over 'dream marriage' and she got lost in the airport. But, he still got the ti…
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Not necessarily. Some cars were made with trafficators or no signals at all and these are legal to drive. But if the car is fitted with flashing indicators, they must work for the car to be considered road worthy. If you get caught driving a car with broken indicators, you'll probably just a get a …
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no I have to say yes. The yellow line is the no no. Please get this one correct before I go to jail. In New Jersey it is illegal to cross any solid yellow or white line on a public roadway with a motorized vehicle except specifically as an emergency maneuver or as directed by a law enforcement offi…
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Rule of thumb. If the light has been green for a while, expect it to change and check your speed. You need to know how much room you have to stop safely. Find a point of no return. Once you cross that point you will have to through the light as long as it is yellow. You should have plenty time betwe…
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Aim high in steering - The farther down the road you see while driving (and he's talking about "seeing, not just looking"), the less likely you are to have a wreck, he says, adding "Be aware of what's going on around you." Keep your eyes moving - Eye movement helps keep you from getting into a dr…
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By law, you should wait at the stop line. In practice, if you know what you are doing, this practice will actually allow you to get through the intersection sooner than if you wait in the intersection in most cases due to the fact that acceleration requires time. In congested urban areas, conventi…
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Lay the chains out in front of or behind the tires. Pull over them or back over them. Wrap the chains around the tire and hook them. It's also, a good idea to fasten a couple of rubber snubbers/bunjees criss crossing them across the hub. The chains will chew up your tire if you travel on a road with…
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Its important to know that you need the correct size chains for your tires. If they are properly adjusted well fitted chains. You should be able to travel up to 40mph depending on road conditions. Keep in mind the average speed you drive with chains is consistent with how long they will last. I tend…
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The basic rule of thumb is to have a 2 second gap between you and the vehicle in front in dry conditions. On a dry road, choose a point like a lamp post or road sign.When the vehicle in front passes that point, say out loud "Only a fool breaks the two-second rule".Check your position in relation to …
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Yes. Rule of thumb. If you are following another car give yourself 4 to 5 second lead. The best way is to pick a stationary object, such as, a telephone pole, a sign, or a light pole and count 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi and so on. If you get to 5 seconds by the time you pass the object you are fin…
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If your car hydroplanes or aquaplanes, there are two things you should not do, even though they might be instinctive: do not brake, and do not turn the steering wheel hard to correct the car's course. Firstly, keep calm, and gently ease off the accelerator. Try to gently steer your car along the co…
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Yes, you can drive anywhere with an instruction permit. You are not limited to certain areas or certain highways while you have this permit.
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When you have got your learner's permit you are aloud to drive with a third or fourth person , as long as that passenger has a Driver's License ! They can no longer have bad records of unlawful driving . But there is one rule you have to be back from dawn till dusk , You cannot drive at night !
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If all four cars pull up to a four way stop at the exact same time, then courtesy kicks in. Hopefully all the drivers involved make eye contact with each other and treat each other as they would want to be treated. There is always someone that will take the initiatave and take off with no regard for…
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The licensed, supervisory passenger must be at least 21. Also, from the IL DMV site, the following restrictions apply: Permit Phase Drivers Age 15 Parent/guardian consent required to obtain an instruction permit. Must be enrolled in an approved driver education course, and must pass vision and w…
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everybody not wearing their seatbelt
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Headlamps originally designed, built, tested, and certified as HID headlamps are legal in all 50 states. So-called "HID kits" to convert halogen headlamps are widely available, but they are (all) illegal and dangerous; halogen headlamps must use halogen bulbs.
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the right because it is getting the full weight of centrifugal force on it it will tend to slip hence the squeal
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No. That's why many places have laws that seat belts must be worn by each person in a vehicle. I do know people who would have been hurt worse or killed if they had been wearing seatbelts, but that is rare compared to the number of people I know who were saved by seat belts. Myself included. I carr…
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Speaking from personal experience, as both of my vehicles are outfitted with limo tint, driving at night can definitely be a challenge. It is much darker in the cabin of the vehicle, this is a given, and to some degree it has an reducing effect on the driver's visibility. Another safety issue to co…
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Apparently thae same thing... but i always thought they were different!
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water can be pumped in from a leaking underground tank at a gas station or if you leave your gas tank only partially full and the temperature shanges it can cause condensation inside your tank
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A landing craft of mass 12,000 kg prepares itself for a Moon landing. When at a vertical distance 160m above the Moon's surface it's downwards velocity is 15 m/s. A retrorocket is fired to give the craft an upward thrust to slow its speed to zero as it meets the surface. Calculate the needed thru…
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If you are sufficiently hawt I am willing to teach you. Some countries in Europe require you to be 18 to drive, and the test is tough it actually requires the driver to have a brain. Maybe that's the reason why those countries don't have stop signs.
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ease off the accelerator when you change gear, ease back on when you let out the clutch. keep the engine between 15k 25k rpm. practice Match the rpm that the engine wants to turn - based on speed and the next gear that you are putting it into - before you slowly release the clutchWith experience yo…
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Generally, yes. The hole in the middle is the same size, but the width and sidewall height are slightly larger on the 195 tire. This will increase ride height slightly and alter final drive ratio slightly. It will also give slightly less clearance between the tire and vehicle. If this is a drive wh…
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If there is no pathway, the pedestrian should walk facing the oncoming traffic.i.e in India pedestrians should walk on the right hand side of the road.
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So they can more easily move in snow and ice.
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say for example-- if one will spins the others kick in and provide the control of vehicle. this is what a traction control does.
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Duck, someone is about to throw the book at you. Depening where you are, twice the limit can mean loss of license, a re-test and possible jail time; you have endangered life. In Tennessee anything over 20mph over the posted speed limit is considered reckless driving I learned that the hardway. Patr…
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Generally yes. There are a few vehicles currently available with electronic guidance systems to help keep you going straight, but most do not. The specifics of how fast and in what direction the car will turn depend on the car suspension geometry, loading, tires, and road surface. ANSWER # 2 If …
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ummm... the interstatebetweengreatfallsandhelena.com
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In most states and typically, a right turn lane is about 300 feet long. That amount depends on the availability of space and many other factors relating to safety.
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According to The Governor's Highway safety Association, Pennsylvania does not currently (January 2011) have any laws about using a cell phone while driving. See Related Links.
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Backing up while driving is putting your car in reverse with your foot on the brake and slowly letting your foot off the brake. If you are pulling out of a parking spot you might turn the wheel.
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Yes, even when crashing a car at 25 miles an hour can kill. That's why everyone has to drive safely. No, there is no way possible to die from any kind of vehicular accident at 100 miles per hour. As a matter of fact. 100 mph has been proven to be way to slow to even generate any injuries whatsoever…
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Recent trends are for smaller, more economical cars because of the higher oil prices. Hybrid cars are becoming more popular as technology matures. Internally, devices are being integrated into the car such as GPS's, wireless telecoms, etc. Recent trends are not only for smaller sizes of the cars bu…
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Mirrors in flashlights and headlights, mirrors for shaving or make up. A mirror to make objects look bigger.
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Absolutely, and if one tire is more flat, thus wider, it will or could cause a spin out and loss of control. It is directly related to the square root of the tire pressure. According to testing cited by the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) the speed at which a normal tire will begin to h…
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Experience and common sense can best answer your question. My son is 12 and he rides. He has been riding since he was 6. I got him a super pocket bike when he turned 11 and a mini one when he was 6.
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The highways are most slippery when ice covers the surface. They are also very slippery at the beginning of a rain, where the oils on the road are brought up from the moisture, but not yet washed away by the rain.
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Yes, you do (Sorry). Well in Australia yes; meaning probably other countries require a payment as well. You have to pay for a Lerner's Permit and a license when you're done.
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Reaction time should be conceded to the youth, but there are ways to compensate. Being aware of this factor allows them to pay closer attention to their own limitations, avoid distractions like cell phones and the radio, limit their driving to good weather days, and daylight hours and open up the di…
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If you are trying to conserve gasoline. Drining an Automatic: when the car wont start and you need to move it. In an emergancy where you need to shut off the engine while the car is moving. Or when you want to coast. Driving a Standard: Anytime you start, stop, change gears, want to coast/roll...e…
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1. Stability control This electronic system can stop drivers from losing control of their car in sudden manoeuvres or skids, and independent studies have shown it could prevent up to a third of all road accidents. This car safety feature is commonly known as ESP, but other acronyms used by manufactu…
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WaWa receives its fuel from local or regional petroleum jobbers. The company contracts with the jobbers to deliver fuel for a specific price.
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A quarter mile. If not correct answer - change the law. California law states - Your high beams have to be dimmed within 300 feet of following another driver and within 500 feet of an oncoming driver.
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There is no law that stipulates that all children who are 12 years or less should sit at the back in a car. It is only safer that young children should be at the back and belted up.
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turn on front lights and focus on road!
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There was a bike lane installed in Charleston, SC in August 1896. Don't know if it was the first though.
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This turns off the traction control feature. Most people should not press this button. There are, however, certain situations in which it can be useful: 1) Useful during diagnosis of a mechanical problem. 2) As a workaround if a dangerous system problem with the traction control is known but repai…
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An airbag is deployed to help protect you from serious injury. The rate at which an airbag deploys will depend on where the vehicle is hit. Often, an airbag deploys when the vehicle is going 15 mph.
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