This site offers important information to help you stay safe in a vehicle with air bags.
Frontal air bags have saved 25,782 lives between 1987 and 2008. However, they are supplemental safety devices. Always wear your seat belt.
Place children 12 and younger in the back seat. The rear seat is the safest for children.
If you have an air bag ON-OFF switch, check its position every time you enter your vehicle. One survey shows that 48% of these ON-OFF switches were incorrectly left ON for child passengers under age 13.