Emergency rescue guidelines for air bag-equipped cars.
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Air bag restraint systems -- United States.,
  • Rescue work -- United States.,
  • Assistance in emergencies -- United States.

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ContributionsUnited States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (8 p.) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17782619M

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