When a significant collision occurs, extreme forces can cause serious damage to the car and its passengers. How do airbags and seatbelts work to reduce the forces that are exerted on the body?
- If a car halts abruptly, the contents will continue to move at the speed the car was traveling, without any gradual deceleration.
- Bodies can be brought to an immediate halt at fatal force.
- Airbags deploy in seconds to halt the driver's body over a longer period of time.
- Seat belts act like a bungee rope, easing the body to a halt over a period of time.
In a car crash, the human body is subjected to extreme forces, which can cause serious injury.
But certain safety precautions can limit the severity of these injuries.
When a car is moving, the objects inside it will be travelling at the same velocity.
If the car is brought to an abrupt halt, ...
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