National Geographic : 1974 May
At last the air bag is here. General Motors now makes it available to you. And we at Allstate are delighted. What General Motors is doing. General Motors is offering air bags as an option on certain 1974 cars-Cadillacs, Buicks, and Oldsmobiles, in place of the currently mandatory seatbelt-ignition interlock system. Allstate oOUtan b commends GM's action, and hopes other car manufacturers will move to follow 4-g * - GM's example. a car with airbags,you can wIhateAstateis dome. *V& M. , We've been urging and sup porting the development of an automatic passive-restraint system like the airbag for years. Because we believe that a system like the air bag will do a great deal to save lives. Prevent serious orl e injuries. And help hold the line on your iY urlif offer. Allstate will provide a 30% discount on the medical coverage portion of the auto insurance for cars factory-equipped with air bags. And money on your What the air bag has been doing. yyour There have been 15 real-life crashes of air bag-equipped cars, and the air bag has never AIauto -4 - f^-ailed to inflate. Over 50,000,000 over Allstate auto insurance. the-road miles have been logged with air bag-equipped cars. In every frontal type crash at a speed high enough to cause serious injury, the air bag worked perfectly. Only once, in all this driving, has the air bag inflated inadvertently. (In that instance, the car was brought to a safe stop easily and without incident.) All this leads to a single conclusion: Air bags are the only road-tested and injury criteria-tested passive-restraint system available today. The air bag. It could save your life. It will save you money. At Allstate. How the air bag works: Automatically inflates protects... and then in a split second .... deflates. Allstate Working to hold your insurance costs down. This car was equipped with an air bag.. Collision speed: 68 MPH into a parked car. Driver walked away with minor injuries. The airbag and the Allstate airbag discount. Available on'74 Oldsmobiles, Buicks, and Cadillacs. Air bag discount available in most states.