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Monday 14 September 2009

Air Bags

I see from the latest BVSF (British Vehicle Salvage Federation) magazine that Air Bags are on the agenda again. The BVSF are joining the groups actively campaigning for the current Association of British Insurers (ABI), Code of Practice for Motor vehicle Salvage to be re-written with the clauses about the re-use of non-deployed air bags removed.
As stated previously in this blog it is common practice in the USA to allow air bags that have not deployed in an accident to be re-used in another vehicle, saving costs and the environment. This is entirely safe and with correct legislation, safeguards, training and consumer protection should be accepted by all - including Insurance companies.
We all need to support the BVSF as it works with the US based Automotive Recyclers Association and make representations to the UK Motor Insurance Industry to get the Code of Practice updated.