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How good are airbags? In a serious crash, air bags automati cally inflate, save your life, and de flate-all in about half a second. tAirbags are more reliable thanmany auto safety systems more reliable thanbrake systems, for example"' Douglas Toms, Administrator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration There's no time to delay. There's only time to act. And save lives. Would air bags be able to save lives? "We could cut traffic deaths in half if all cars were equipped with air bags," says Douglas Toms. If all cars had air bags, front and rear, we'd eliminate 24,000 deaths a year, plus hundreds of thousands of crippling injuries. We're told we'll save at least 5,000 lives the first year they're in stalled on new cars. For more information -including informa tion on what you can do to help get air bags on new cars-write the Safety Director, Allstate Insurance Companies, Northbrook, Illinois 60062. Allstate Let's make driving a good thing again.