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Loose objects in your car should be kept to a minimum

by | Feb 3, 2022 | Motor vehicle wrecks

When we’re in a hurry, we often pack up our cars quickly and set off without sparing a second thought. Usually, we’ll reach our destination without any problem. However, there are enough road traffic accidents in Georgia to warrant thinking carefully about our safety. 

While you may be caught up in an accident through no fault of your own, there are some ways that you might prevent serious injury. Securing any loose objects is one option you might consider. 

Just how dangerous are loose objects? 

Research suggests that loose objects play a role in over 13,000 injuries sustained during car accidents per year. The types of items include children’s toys, laptops, cellphones, food items and many more. Essentially, during a crash, loose items become projectiles that have the potential to hit the driver or passengers during a crash. If an item such as a cell phone strikes your head, you are likely to suffer a nasty injury. 

What can you do about it? 

Before you set off, you might want to think about any loose items within the vehicle. Most cars have glove compartments, where you can place your cell phone and other smaller items. If you have larger objects, you could consider utilizing the trunk space. Often, items tend to gather in the car that we really don’t need. Consider removing any clutter and only traveling with the essentials. 

The risk of loose items in a vehicle is often overlooked. This is because they are usually harmless until an accident occurs. However, if a collision does take place, loose objects can be extremely dangerous. If you happen to have been caught up in a road traffic collision, remember that there are a host of legal options at your disposal.