Airbag safety warn­ing is­sued by fire ser­vice

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A VIVID warn­ing about airbag safety was is­sued by fire­fight­ers.

Le­ices­ter­shire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice Hinck­ley Sta­tion posted a video show­ing airbags de­ploy­ing in dif­fer­ent parts of a car, in­clud­ing from the steer­ing wheel, the side of a pas­sen­ger seat and be­hind the bumper.

One clip showed a dummy with its head rest­ing on a steer­ing wheel, which was vi­o­lently flung back by the force of the airbag.

The group posted the slow mo­tion video on its Face­book page.

It said: “This is one for our col­leagues in East Mid­lands Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice / Hinck­ley Po­lice.

“When at­tend­ing a road traf­fic col­li­sion, be wary of un­de­ployed airbags and keep a safe dis­tance from them.

“For the pub­lic check the last video of the per­son (dummy) that’s too close to the steer­ing wheel airbag.

“Never put your feet up on the dash­board. #999Fam­ily #NotJustFires #Con­trolledDe­t­o­na­tion.”

You can view the video on the Le­ices­ter­shire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice Hinck­ley Sta­tion Face­book page.

Fire crews from Hinck­ley posted a strik­ing video

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