The thread title is when are airbags useless and I provided a perfectly good example from my troubled youth.
If you're worried about legality just keep your factory steering wheel to throw back on there when it's time for an inspection. Or make friends with an inspector.
If you are a big guy, the high seat base and lack of adjustment may bother you as gut space is limited. Steering wheel would be the easiest fix for that. 1-800-98-Jenny also may work. Lmao
Why do you ask? I find it perfectly acceptable either way. I have t boned someone who pulled out in front of me with no deployment at 40mph, and I've been hit in the face and legs by airbags when it was completely unnecessary. I also own two classic 4x4 pickups that never had them, and I feel plenty safe behind the wheel of both of them.
In rural Texas, it's not very difficult to pass inspections.