The Dangers of Putting Your Feet on the Dashboard
Sitting in the car for a long period of time can become very uncomfortable for your passengers. Your front passenger may find that propping their feet on the dashboard is more comfortable. If you were to end up in an accident, it could be very dangerous for your passenger. Here are some of the dangers of putting your feet on the dashboard while in the car.
Why Is It Dangerous?
The front dashboard of a car holds the driver and passenger air bags. These air bags will immediately deploy when you’re in an accident to reduce impact. If the passenger were to have their feet on the dashboard during an accident, their legs will be pushed up by the airbag. This could end with potential death or serious injury.
Types of Injuries
Feet on the dashboard injuries are very painful and could result in a number of injuries. As mentioned before, this type of accident could be fatal for the passenger depending on the amount of impact. Other injuries include broken bones, organ damage, large lacerations, and brain or spinal damage. These injuries could be life altering for the individual who had their feet on the dashboard.
How To Avoid It?
The easiest way to avoid a feet on the dashboard accident is to simply not put your feet on the dashboard. If your passenger wants to rest, make sure they keep their feet flat on the ground. Make sure to always put your safety before your comfort.
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