Experts warn car passengers to stop putting their feet on the Dashboard

Experts warn car passengers to stop putting their feet on the Dashboard

According to the Chattanooga Fire Department, riding a car with your feet on the dashboard can cause life changing injuries, in the event of a crash.

According to the Chattanooga Fire Department, riding a car with your feet on the dashboard can cause life changing injuries, in the event of a crash.

In a Facebook post, the state county fire department stated “airbags deploy between 100 & 220mph. If you ride with your feet on the dash and you’re involved in an incident, the airbag may send your knees through your eye sockets.”

A startling image, there have been some real-life incidents that have seen passengers experience horrific, long-term injuries as a result of resting their feet on the dashboard.

A report from USA Today highlighted Audra Tatum’s case. Whilst riding with one foot on the dash, Tatum was involved in a crash which seen the airbag send her foot into her face causing horrific injuries - “The airbag went off, throwing my foot up and breaking my nose."

This isn’t the first time the county fire department have issued a warning about this, but with an inflation in airbag related injuries, it’s becoming increasingly important to remind people to bare this in mind while they’re a passenger.

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