To both jmorris42 and tialaramex: can we please keep the cross-Atlantic
sniping out of technical discussions? Accusing the British government of
indirectly killing children for idealogical reasons is outrageous and
inflammatory---in addition to being wrong and grossly unfair, the
seriousness of that charge goes so far beyond what is needed to make the
point that it derails the whole discussion.
Similarly, blaming an "American frontier mentality" for technical
concerns about airbags that in fact do go well beyond babies in child
seats is misinformed and reactionary. There are indeed circumstances
where doing something to disable the airbag on your car is the best thing
you can do for the safety of even young/small adults.