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