The airbags in your car are built to protect you, to save you but they can also kill you if you ride “wrongly” in the car.
Shane O’Connor, a US-based road traffic expert, has warned against riding with your feet on the dashboard.
“Airbags deploy between 100 & 220 MPH. If you ride with your feet on dash you may send ur knees thru ur eye sockets”
According to factfile.org, some people experience the airbags injuries related to the chest, arm, neck and head.
Below are more facts about airbags published by the site:
How airbags work
Let’s find out the way the airbags work inside a car? When you have crash with your car, the airbags will be inflated. It is due to the fact that the electronic sensor senses the sudden deceleration.
Having airbags inside a car is very important since they have saved more than 1,700 lives in the world. Since 1995, the airbags have been deployed for more than 800,000 times.
When your car is in the speed of 200 miles per hour, the airbags inside the car will be inflated. The speed is very fast. We can say that it is faster than a blink of an eye.
The risk of having automobile collision is decreased when the airbags are deployed. The report states that 11 percent of fatal injuries can be reduced because of an airbag.
Airbags are not the main protective device. You should never forget to use lap and shoulder belts in every drive.
Without A Seat Belt
If you do not have any seat belt but you only have air bags, you can experience fatal injuries. You can have contact with airbags because it is not fully inflated.