When I was young, my mother was always warning me to never put my feet on the dashboard of the car when we were going places.
It was a piece of advice I listened to, because, well, she was my mother, and I trusted her better judgement.
Still, I never fully considered the seriousness of just why it’s a terrible idea to ride with your feet on the dash. Until now, that is.
A terrifying X-ray is being circulated online, showing a young woman’s hips after a traffic collision. It’s said cops are spreading the image to warn people of putting their feet on the dashboard – it has the potential to result in serious injury.
As per the Daily Mail, the woman in question’s hips were completely crushed in the accident – one was badly broken and the other dislocated when a vehicle hit the one she was riding in.
Accompanying the pictures that were uploaded on Twitter, Sergeant Ian Price, of Dyfed–Powys Police in Wales, wrote: “Here is an X-ray of horrific injuries sustained to the front seat passenger who had their feet on the dashboard at the time of a collision. If you see your passenger doing it stop driving and show them this.”
It’s said the woman survived the accident, but her injuries were life-changing. Needless to say, the world will be a safer place if the practise is stopped, with far too many people forgetting just how dangerous it can be.
Indeed, I think it’s best if we get this warning spread far and wide as quickly as possible.
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