This page shows interesting information used in our Facebook Myth vs. Fact campaign for the Northeast Region.
Click each myth to reveal the truth!
Myth: I will just brace myself if I am in a crash.
Fact: Consider the law of physics. If you crash or slam on your brakes, your car comes to a sudden stop, but your body will keep moving until it is stopped - by the windshield, dashboard or pavement. Use the following formula to determine the appropriate force it takes to restrain a person in a crash.
Speed of Car x weight of passenger
(Ex. 40 mph x 150 lbs = restraining force of 6000 lbs.)
Do the math. Could you bench press 6000 lbs? Can you realistically stop yourself from colliding into your passengers?