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Old 12th June 2014, 16:13   #1
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I was looking for a thread that houses videos promoting driving/riding safely, but wasn't able to find one.

I thought it would be good to have all such videos compiled in one thread. We could always resort to such a thread when we have to teach anyone how to ride/drive.

Here's my contribution.

A very strong message from Volkswagen against using a mobile phone while driving.



Using seatbelt:



Against speeding:



Against Drinking and Driving:


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This is a cool Indian video promoting seat-belt usage awarness.

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Excellent thread! Here's some from Rehaan's Seatbelt Article (ARTICLE: Seat Belts Saved My Life! True Stories & Pictures from BHPians).

Watch how distinct the 1st and 2nd collisions are (at 00:10 and 00:12 respectively), and watch how the seat belt helps negate the 2nd collision:


A conventional 3-point seat belt can help keep you safely in-place during roll-overs too:


See how this idiot is thrown around his car after a rollover, and finally has his head outside the window! Could have broken his back too. This isn't a demo video, it's a real-life incident. The vehicle had a camera installed for security purposes:
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Excellent thread!
Thank you GTO!

Found this that promotes seatbelt usage for rear passengers.



One question in this regard, there are reports that Sri Gopinath Munde might have expired due to not wearing his rear seat belt.

Now, if he did wear the seatbelt, wouldn't their be a more violent whiplash of his head in the event of a T-Bone collision? Compared to the whiplash if he didn't wear a seat belt? If one doesn't wear a seatbelt, the whole body will move with the neck. Which is a lot safer that the neck swinging wildly while the body stays still..

I'm all for all passengers wearing seatbelts. But was just thinking. Would love for a clarification to come by.
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I was looking for a thread that houses videos promoting driving/riding safely, but wasn't able to find one.
You'll find a lot of seatbelt videos in this thread which GTO linked to above.

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Now, if he did wear the seatbelt, wouldn't their be a more violent whiplash of his head in the event of a T-Bone collision? Compared to the whiplash if he didn't wear a seat belt? If one doesn't wear a seatbelt, the whole body will move with the neck. Which is a lot safer that the neck swinging wildly while the body stays still..
Firstly, I'll say that i haven't followed the news about Sri Gopinath Munde closely. Secondly, I'm no expert, so what I'll say below it from my basic understanding.

Whiplash is typically worst if you're at a standstill and you get rear-ended. This is because your body is stabilized by the backrest, and only your unsupported head 'snaps back'. This is why headrests exist -- to prevent your head snapping back, which is a major component of serious whiplash. If you have headrests; what's left (the forward movement of your head) is now a much smaller part of the overall "whiplash".

Found this snippit that might help explain this point of view:
"The not-so-obvious forced motion to the body from impact from the first few milliseconds puts the cervical spine at a very vulnerable position. This puts enormous physiological stress on the smaller suboccipital muscles located all along the occipital region, originating just below the skull. This occurs within an instant and may fly under the radar, but needs strong consideration for investigation. "At 50-75 milliseconds, roughly between 1/20th and 1/12th of a second after impact, the head and upper neck [are] consistently displaced posteriorly ('pushed back') and flexed downward."5"
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So what's left in the care of the seatbelt is the forward movement. If you read this post (ARTICLE: Seat Belts Saved My Life! True Stories & Pictures from BHPians), you'll see that seatbelts have some slack and stretch in them - and allow your whole body to move forward slightly as well, probably reducing the severity of whiplash in the forward direction.

At the end, it comes down to :
Protection provided by seatbelt vs possible additional (mild) whiplash due to seatbelt.

I'd say the former wins every time.

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Whiplash is typically worst if you're at a standstill and you get rear-ended. This is because your body is stabilized by the backrest, and only your unsupported head 'snaps back'. This is why headrests exist -- to prevent your head snapping back, which is a major component of serious whiplash. If you have headrests; what's left (the forward movement of your head) is now a much smaller part of the overall "whiplash".
This is perfectly applicable in the event of a rear ending. My query was more on the lines of a side-on collision: like in the case or Sri Gopinath Munde; where his SX4 was struck on the rear left door by an Indica.

Now, in the case of a side-on collision; there is no headrest to protect the head that will move move laterally. The body is secured by the seatbelt while the head is free to do as it pleases thus causing whiplash due to the body being held by the seatbelt. Or so is my understanding.

I'm sure I'm wrong because manufacturers would have obviously considered this before. But how are we protected by seatbelts in the case of side-on collision?

Also, friend showed me this hilarious; yet effective video on Drinking and Driving:


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Found this recently.

We could learn a few things from this:

1) Not to overspeed
2) To slow down at intersections
3) Give way to other motorists

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A compelling message from Honda:
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