Safety Equipments: How much effective in AAA - Ask Autocar Anything Posted May 13, 2014 · Report reply Even with ABS and Air Bags you are not safe, but you cannot think always that you are not safe. I have an ABS in my Swift petrol. I feel it is very much needed, since driving on Delhi roads is worse, But it does its job pretty well Yeah i do have to remind you of one thing, ABS do sometimes tends to fail during bumper to bumper traffic, since the Electronic circuit box box gets confused. It happens in every ABS system vehicle since the traffic condition is very Heavy, But it is a least concern to worry. Airbags and especially in Indian cars, will only and only open when you are driving and you collide with some exterior element with a suitable amount of force, It wont open if your car is standing or is idle and some exterior element bangs your car from rear. My friend had to be admitted in the hospital because a truck rammed his Verna from behind even though he was driving at 30 kmph. [ Due to safety he bought a 6 air bag version Verna, and it never opened] In my opinion if you really want safety then Go for a car which has a solid body Like The VW,FIAT,Skoda. These Europeans have a body like a tank, I still Remember when i banged my palio with an Indica. It was a head on collision and Honestly speaking nothing happened to the car[ Only the Bumper fell off and the passenger side light was broken, everything else was perfect].