Time to learn a new habit:
10 and 2: Bad for you.
3 and 9: That’s just fine
4 and 8: Also Great
This is the latest news from driving professionals for people who drive modern cars with air bags.
10 and 2 o’clock Hand Positions on the Wheel:
Air bags explode with such tremendous force that they ram our hands and arms into our faces if we follow the old Driver’s Ed rules of keeping our hands at higher positions on the car’s steering wheel. The exploding bags bust up our faces by turning our hands, wrists & forearms into missiles that slam into our eyes and break our noses and cheeks.
If we keep our hands low on the wheel – at… “~ 3 & 9 ~ Just Fine ~ ” or
… “~ 4 & 8 ~ Also Great ~ ”
then the bags blast our hands downward and outward ~ away from our faces ~ .
Small people and kids under 13 really should never sit in the front passenger seat of cars with airbags, unless you turn OFF the airbag.
Airbags are designed to stop heavy 200 lb – 350 lb people, so they launch out with such explosive much force that they can permanently maim or kill people under 100 lbs or children under 13 years of age.
Doubt this advice?
Note that the car in the foto was in a very minor accident, had no real damage and no threats to a person wearing their shoulder belt … but check out the blood on the bag. …
Again: Small people and kids under 13 really should never sit in the front passenger seat of cars with airbags, unless you turn OFF the airbag.
My apologies to people who are sensitive to graphic images ~ but this issue threatens us and our families and friends.
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© Steven M. Fry
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