This is what you child’s head will do to a car’s wind­screen at less than 20 km/h.

The Witness - Wheels - - FRONT PAGE -

The above pho­tos, sent to Wheels last week­end from read­ers in the North­ern Cape, show how hard a pas­sen­ger’s head hits a wind­screen when the ve­hi­cle comes to a sud­den stop while trav­el­ling at less than 20 km/h. The pas­sen­ger es­caped with only a swollen eye and con­cus­sion, but the men on the back of the bakkie were not so lucky, as they suf­fered cracked ribs and sev­eral deep bruises as their bod­ies hit the rail­ings. All this at less than 20 km/h. The ques­tion now is how the head of a child stand­ing on the front seat will look if it hits the wind­screen at just 40 km/h in traf­fic. Wheels can only urge all to buckle up, even while crawl­ing along.

PHO­TOS: LU­CAS VILJOEN

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