Thousands of people are involved in car crashes each day. There are a number of things you can do to reduce the risks involved with riding in automobiles. Find out if you're a car-safety whiz or a crash test dummy in this quiz.
By what percentage do seatbelts reduce the risk of death for a person sitting in the front seat?
- 40 percent
- 50 percent
- 60 percent
Where do typical car seatbelts apply most of the stopping force?
- to the shoulders and hips
- to the rib cage and pelvis
- to the chest and abdomen
What area of a car is designed to deform in a collision?
- the doors
- the interior
- the crumple zone
What's the primary advantage of anti-lock braking systems (ABS)?
- they allow you to stop easier
- they allow you to steer while braking
- they prevent locking
Tempered safety glass is how many times stronger than regular glass?
- one to three times stronger
- three to five times stronger
- five to 10 times stronger
By what percentage can airbags reduce the risk of dying in a direct frontal crash?
- 20 percent
- 30 percent
- 50 percent
What kind of gas inflates an airbag?
How far behind the steering wheel should you sit to avoid injury from an inflated airbag?
- 8 inches (20.3 centimeters)
- 10 inches (25.4 centimeters)
- 5 inches (12.7 centimeters)
What are the requirements for a child to sit in a forward-facing child seat?
- he or she must weigh 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kilograms)
- he or she must weigh 13 to 15 pounds (5.9 to 6.8 kilograms)
- he or she must weigh 20 pounds (9.1 kilograms) or more
When is a child ready to use an adult seatbelt?
- when they weigh more than 40 pounds (27.2 kilograms)
- when they're six years old
- when they're around 4 feet, 9 inches (1.5 meters) tall