Unless I've been sadly misinformed, air bags are considered to be safety equipment -- but that doesn't seem to be the case in the clip above, captured for an upcoming commercial touting Metal Movers, 48 E. 56th Avenue in Denver (find them online at DenverJunkCars.com). About midway through the video, the car at the center of the screen projectile vomits its inflatable cushion, sending the hood flying. The results are unsafe at any speed -- or even sitting still.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE...
Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.