Car Safety Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • hydrogen
  • helium
  • nitrogen

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