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Riding With Your Feet On The Dashboard is Dangerous

August 10, 2017

If you enjoy riding in the passenger seat of the car with your feet on the dashboard, you may want to stop the practice.  A Georgia woman says she regularly put her feet on top of the dashboard and now regrets it.  Two years ago, the car she was in was involved in an accident that caused the airbags to deploy.  The force of the passenger dashboard airbag thrusted her feet up and breaking her nose.  She said she was staring at the bottom of her feet once the accident occurred.  The force of the airbags caused her to break her ankle, femur and arm. Worse is it took her over a month to start walking again and she is still recovering two years later. Airbags deploy between 100 and 220 mph and are not designed to accommodate feet on the dashboard.  For the same reason infant car seats shouldn't be secured in the front passenger seat, you should rest your feet on the dashboard.  Turning off the airbag is even more dangerous.

SOURCE: WTVR-TV

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