Unfortunately they are just stories (the same type of stories that everyone heard when they first started making people wear seat belts).I personally dislike airbags. Ive heard many stories of adults getting injured in minor accidents from the airbags. Seat belts do their job. I see no purpose of an air bag. Good idea but if you have a seat belt on an air bag is pointless IMO.
They may not lie, but they are based largely on "normal" cars, not Loti. A tall person in an Elise/Exige is at significantly more risk of harm with an airbag deployment than in most other types of cars.The thing is that seat belts save lives. Seat belts and air bags reduce the seriousness of injuries. Instead of cracked skulls, you now get a bruise on your arm. Instead of serious internal injuries (from the seat belts), you now get a bit of a burn on the arm or face. The statistics don't lie.