You and three of your friends are heading out to have some fun when the unexpected happens. You hit a patch of black ice, causing you to lose control of your car. You travel a few feet off the road and hit a large tree.
You are only driving 30 miles per hour when you hit.
You and the front seat passenger are wearing your seat belts so you don’t find yourselves leaving the car through the front windshield, but what about the two passengers in the back-seat? Did they buckle up?
The Presidio Group, a privately held risk management and insurance advisory company, contends on their website that “in a frontal collision occurring at 30 mph, an unbelted person continues to move forward and hit the windshield” or back of the front seat at about 30 mph, “the same velocity as a person falling from the top of a three-story building.”
“The laws of physics are not suspended because you’re sitting in the rear seat,” said Russ Rader, spokesman for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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