Car safety

These cards contain details about different types of features modern cars have to reduce the forces on the occupants of the car when a collision occurs. Users should try to remember all the safety features given (each safety feature is on one side of a card) and their functions (the function of a safety feature on the other side of a card the safety feature is on).

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Modern cars contain a number of safety features designed to reduce the forces on the occupants of the car when a collision occurs
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Seat belt
When a collision occurs, the seat belt stretches. This increases the impact time slightly and reduces the force
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Air bag
When a collision occurs, the driver's head will hit the airbag and the head's momentum changes slowly
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Air bag (continued)
So the force on the head would be less than it would be if it changed momentum quickly by hitting the steering wheel
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Side impact bars and crumple zones
When a collision occurs, they fold up to increase the impact time and reduce the forces acting
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Card 2

Front

When a collision occurs, the seat belt stretches. This increases the impact time slightly and reduces the force

Back

Seat belt

Card 3

Front

When a collision occurs, the driver's head will hit the airbag and the head's momentum changes slowly

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

So the force on the head would be less than it would be if it changed momentum quickly by hitting the steering wheel

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

When a collision occurs, they fold up to increase the impact time and reduce the forces acting

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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