Modern cars come equipped with airbags. Airbags are known to save lives during a major impact. Airbags in cars get deployed just before the car rams into a wall allowing the driver’s head to get collided with the airbag instead of the wheel. However, as safe as it sounds, many people have died due to the deployment of the airbag. These are a few tips on avoiding any form of injury due to the airbag deployment.
- Always Wear your Safety Belts – Airbags and seat belts are known to complement each other. However, you must understand that the chances of death are more if you do not wear your seat belt during an accident even after the deployment of the airbag.
- Do Not Sit Close to the Steering Wheel – The mechanism of the airbag is known to explode outward away from the steering wheel to prevent head injury, However, it is important to keep a safe distance from between the chest and airbag explosion especially for individuals who are less than 5foot5inches.
- Positioning of the Thumbs – It is important to place your thumb outward of the steering wheel.
- Try to Tilt Down the Steering Wheel – Modern cars come with steering wheel height adjustment. If you have a car with such facility, then it is important to slightly tilt down the position of the wheel.
- Hold the Steering Wheel in a 10 and 2 o’clock Position – This will protect your arms and wrists from getting injured during the airbag deployment.
You can take a few driving lessons in Ipswich, prices of which are very reasonable, to get better understanding about car driving.