Historically, drivers have a few milliseconds before a car crash to react and adjust themselves to take on the impending collision. Although it may not seem like a lot of time, those milliseconds provide you an opening to react and be prepared.
1. Face forward and sit up tall in your seat, with your head up against the headrest.
2. Contract your bicep muscles and brace yourself with the steering wheel while keeping your wrists flat (not bent!).
3. Lastly, something you can do right now. Make sure that your seat is at least six inches away from the steering wheel, that way you aren’t hurt by the airbag when it deploys.
What you’re trying to accomplish by doing all of this is distributing your body-weight over the largest area possible; this will help minimize the stress put on one specific area of your body on impact.
And always, always, always wear your seat belt. It’s baffling how many people go without wearing one when in 2009 alone more than 12,000 lives were saved because of them.
Check out this cool infographic about surviving a car crash:
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