A neighbor of mine has a Dodge ram pickup with an extended cab, and thus the airbags do not turn off in the front. However, she has a bench seat, and the airbags are on the driver and passenger side. Does this mean that if a child was sitting in the middle they would be safe from an airbag deployment?
I *know* the backseat is always safer, but occasionally it would be really handy if she could take my dd (who is in a booster) to a class with her kids. Her truck is also so huge that if dd is going to ride in the front seat of any car, I feel better about her doing it in such a large vehicle (maybe that's a false sense of security...).
~ Meredith, mom to dd(Jan '02), ds1(May '04) and ds2 (June '07) ~ :