i was rear-ended a few years back in my 95 SHO, the roads were icey and it caused me to rear-end the person in front of me. we were only doing about 25-30 mph. the airbags deployed and crushed the left side of my face, which led to reconstructive surgery. i now have a titanium plate, and bone shave from my pelvis, holding my face together. i almost lost me left eye, and had to learn how to walk again after the hip surgery. not the most enjoyable experience.
i can see both sides of this safety debate. airbags keep you from eating the steering wheel in many cases, they can also do a lot of unnecessary damage. i am a relatively new member, but damn. some people really seem to love slamming fellow members and arguing to no end. i say leave your comment/constructive criticism and move on.
btw, nice write-up!