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Car Safety Features

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In an age where the vast majority of the population travel by car daily, it is obvious that there are going to be accidents, and thankfully, there are many features cars can have to prevent injuries and save lives. Firstly, seat-belts are by far the most common car safety feature, and crash tests have shown that wearing a seat belt reduces the number of fatalities in car accidents by about 50%. ...read more.

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Without a seatbelt, you would either slam into the steering wheel at 50 miles per hour or go flying through the windshield at 50 miles per hour. Just as the pole slowed the car down, the dashboard, windshield or the road would slow you down by exerting a tremendous amount of force on your body, which would result in injury or death. Secondly, another very common car safety feature is the airbag. ...read more.

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They are typically located on the front of an automobile, in order to absorb the impact of head-on collision, but they can be found on other parts of the vehicle as well. Not only do they absorb energy from an impact, they also increase the time taken for the car to stop, like the airbag and the seat-belt increase the time taken for the person to stop. In conclusion, car safety features should be regarded as extremely important when travelling with automobiles, as they are proved to dramatically reduce the amount of deaths on road, by statistics, and general physics. ?? ?? ?? ?? Marc Hardwick 10R ...read more.

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