THERE ARE DANGERS IN YOUR CAR June 8, 2008 crizlai The car is the second most common mode of transportation in most part of the world. In terms of fatal road accidents, the major cause of such fatalities is head injuries due to ignorance to wear proper safety belts. What about the remaining causes of the fatalities? Anybody knows? Well, not many people realized the dangers of loose objects in the car which caused the remaining fatalities. We usually go on with our daily lives, thinking that accidents might not happen to us. Although buckled in, just tell me how many cars do not have water bottles, stationeries, or at least a mobile phone in it? Nobody gave them some thoughts. Why would they? No matter what, a little bit more of precautions would not hurt us a bit. There are tens of millions of autos on the road today, well crash tested and have air bags and antilock brakes to give the driver a sense of safety on the road. The speed limits have increased and SUVs as well as MPVs have multiplied. Most people have sought their vehicles into second living rooms where hidden dangers abound, from a plastic card on the dashboard to tennis racquets and golf clubs in the back. In a crash, any of these objects could turn into a deadly projectile. In a real case, a man’s neck was slashed by a credit card that was lying on the dashboard. Surprisingly, he was just a back seat passenger who survived the ordeal with minor injuries. A spokesman from the US Highway and Auto Safety once said that loose cargo and unbelted riders are safety issues that drivers overlook. ”We’re losing more lives and suffering more injuries than we realize.” Did those collisions result in serious injury? Not necessarily. It is the loose objects that created additional risk. No matter what, check your car regularly. Get an auto insurance quote from the nearest insurance company. Anything can happen when you least expected. I read about the car safety guidelines in details but why were all these never even mentioned the safety guidelines when we apply for a license or even purchase a car? The necessary authority ought to highlight the dangers of loose objects in the car. I'm thirsty for a drink now. Would you be kind enough to treat me?