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The deceleration will be less with the seatbelt than hitting the steering wheel because the belt will stretch a little.The seatbelt also spreads the force over a larger area than a steering wheel, so will do less damage than a steering wheel.
Quote from: dentstudent on 27/11/2008 13:44:58Who, me?Yes - and RD.
I am glad someone else has spotted this mistake - and I do say mistake. The deceleration of the body in an accident is determined by the distance over which the body's speed reduces to zero. A shorter distance the greater the force and more likely the internal injury depicted in the advert. Yes, seat belts save lives, but not for the reason stated; they stop people being thrown out of a car or hitting a solid lump of metal or the windscreen. There is no way you can stop the sort of injury depicted by a seatbelt - in fact it will may it worse by reducing the distance in which the body comes to a stop and increasing the force on it.
I would say that because the body has gained inertia due to not wearing a belt,