Can you get severely hurt driving at just 5-10 mph? The truth may surprise you. Learn the reality of the relationship between severe injuries and driving speed.
Seems logical that the higher the speed, the more severe your injuries, right?
After all, you don’t hear of people flying through their windshields while driving at 5 mph, do you?
At first thought, this seems a perfectly natural conclusion to come to.
There may be some truth to this. But the reality is that no one actually precisely knows.
Case in point: a 1981 study by Callier found:
“A collision, when the offending car moves at a rate as slow as seven (7) mph can cause severe tissue damage and injury.”
The quote was actually in reference to understanding the relationship between vehicle damage and the severity of injuries in a car accident.
But clearly, you can also reasonably draw the obvious conclusion that driving slower doesn’t guarantee you won’t […]