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Driving Slower May Help Save Your Life on the Freeway

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Driving Slower May Help Save Your Life On The Freeway

A majority of Interstates have a speed limit of 70 MPH. Many people go 80 MPH, but you might want to consider driving slower. Here is why!

When driving, the weight of your car is much higher than when it is standing still. Think of it like a baseball, someone picks up a baseball and it might be a pound or two. When they throw it, it hurts if it hits your arm. It could even knock out teeth. This is because the baseball is going through inertia which basically means it weighs way more when it is flying through the air at you than it normally does when it is not moving.

A baseball weighs a fraction of a pound. Most cars weigh at least 4,000 pounds. Imagine if that baseball hitting your arm was 4,000 pounds. Now imagine it weighing a lot more because it’s in motion like that thrown baseball.

When 2 objects collide, one way to measure the force they hit with is with G-Force. When a car crashes into a wall at 70 MPH if it weighed 4,500 pounds like a light sedan, the people inside would be subjected to 100 G of impact pressure.

To put this is normal terms, a fighter pilot in an F-16 will pass out at a G force of 9. Without airbags, anything above 65 G will probably kill everyone in the car. There is a solution to this though: air bags and cars that are designed to keep passengers safe during collisions.

What does this mean?

Get a car with air bags and a really high safety rating. Airbags slow you down during a crash. Instead of your body slamming into the dashboard or the seat in front of you, airbags intercept the area between your body and the dashboard, giving you an amazingly soft pillow to slow down your body down. Trust us when we say they are worth it.

Consider some of the safest models on the market. They are designed to be crushed, crashed, crunched and shattered while they keep their passengers safe miraculously while their entire car is twisting and smashing around them.

Consider the 2015 Dodge Dart with:

  • ·         Side Airbags
  • ·         Front Airbags
  • ·         Seat Mounted Torso Airbags
  • ·         Rear Seat Mounted Pelvis Airbags
  • ·         Knee Airbags
  • ·         Lower instrument panel airbags
  • ·         Electronic Stability Control Antilock Brakes
  • ·         Day Time Running Lights

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