Tuesday, May 11, 2010

PLN 26

Man ejected from car on I-225 and killed,” from the Denver Post tells of a man who was killed when he was ejected from his vehicle during a crash, this is important because he was not wearing a seat belt and died because of that. Cars are designed to keep the passengers safe in an accident but this counts for nothing when the passengers or drivers are not wearing a seat belt. According to the Kinematics of Trauma a passenger in a well designed car who is buckled up can survive nearly all crashes including rollovers, however if an occupant is not wearing a seat belt they are ejected through the wind-sheald and land on the ground without any type of cushion. Today, there are signs everywhere reminding motorists to buckle-up, yet there are stories everyday of people dying in crashes because they don’t buckle up. This matters to the world and education because the world cannot afford to lose smart people that could contribute to the world in car accidents that could have been avoided. This also relates to education because students need to be taught self preservation with all the other lessons that are jammed into their heads.

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