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13,000 people are injured each year from ordinary objects that are unsecured in car accidents. It is vital that items in your car are secured safely and properly. At the moment of impact a seemingly innocuous item can be propelled to lethal speeds.
“Sometimes the most dangerous things we face in an accident can come from inside the car”
Practice safe cargo securing
It is our recommendation/belief that all our items are stowed securely in the car.
-Place large items in the car trunk and fasten them securely
-Smaller items such as phones should be placed in compartments or even in your pocket
-Water bottles should be placed securely into their holders
-Briefcases and purses should be placed in the car trunk
-Ideally heavy items should be placed up against the rear of the passenger seat in the trunk
-Straps and tie downs should be used where possible
-Small and pointy objects should be placed in boxes away from passengers
-Pets should be in secured carriers at all times
The below German crash test videos demonstrate how dangerous unsecured luggage can be.