Car reviews - Ford - Laser - SR2 5-dr hatch
20 Jul 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
IMPROVEMENTS to body rigidity, suspension design and the standard fitment of rear disc brakes and an ABS system with electronic brake-force distribution point to relatively strong "active" safety characteristics in the Laser SR2. Once a collision becomes inevitable, the front occupants are provided with an airbag and seatbelt webbing clamps and pretensioners. The front seatbelts are also height adjustable to properly fit a wide range of people. The Laser/323 has a rigid triple H structure (frames on the roof, body sides and floor structure) for strength. Interior components are ribbed or padded to offer some protection from head injury. The centre rear seating position receives neither a head restraint nor a three-point seatbelt.
Did you know?"Active" (or primary) safety measures provide the means to avert accidents "passive" (or secondary) safety features minimise injury risk once a collision becomes unavoidable
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