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A car safety device that is activated by the force of a collision or other sudden stop and that aims to prevent injury to a passenger.
- ‘A General Motors Corp. veteran of some of these battles, recalls, ‘In the early 1980s, we were at war with the insurance industry over airbags and passive restraints.’’
- ‘The US and Canada have large dedicated schoolbus fleets that incorporate passive restraints through their seat designs (spacing, seat padding, and seatback height), an approach referred to as compartmentalisation.’
- ‘In newer vehicles you can do the same with the passive restraint system.’
- ‘I was hoping to get passive restraints in cars and also state safety-belt laws, and we had none at the time, in '83.’
- ‘But it was only after the federal government required that all new cars have passive restraints by 1990 that the market took off.’
- ‘It is noted, however, that buses used to transport children in Great Britain do not feature passive restraint design as adopted in North America.’
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