Thread: 10,18 & 5 rule

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    Default 10,18 & 5 rule

    I was reading a magazine article and it mentioned the 10 , 18,& 5 rule having to do with air bag deployment what exactley does this mean?

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    We go with 5,10,20 as they are easier numbers to remember. They deal with inches to stay away from an airbag to help keep you safer. 5inches from a side impact bag, 10inches from a steering wheel bag, 20inches from a passenger dashboard bag. The bags "should" open in less distance than the 5,10,20.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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