Unbuckled In The Back Seat? You’ll Become A Human Missile In A Crash

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Last week, well, you might have read about this recent study, and showing that ...

Last week, well, you might have read about this recent study, and showing that some people can’t be bothered to buckle up when riding in a back. If you are still not convinced, here is some video footage as well.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 4 out of 5 people don’t wear the safety belt in the back seat during short trips or when traveling by taxi or ride-hailing service.

For most adults, it is still as safe to ride in the back seat as a front seat, but not if you aren’t buckled up, says Jessica Jermakian, the IIHS senior research engineer. That applies to riding in the Uber, Lyft or other hired vehicle, too.

The IIHS surveyed adults 18, older between June and August of last year and found that out of 1,172 respondents, only 72% stated they also use their belt in a back seat, as opposed to the 91% who use it when seated in a front.

Something most people don’t consider is a fact that once unbuckled, the rear seat passenger can actually injure or even kill the front occupant during the crash, pushing him further into a steering wheel – as demonstrated here with the help of test dummies.

 

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