Kimsey Law Firm, P.A.
Personal injury, motor vehicle accident injuries,ERISA and disability help for the Tampa Bay area.

Should you put your feet up on the dash in the car?

On Behalf of | Oct 13, 2022 | Auto Accidents

You’re riding in your friend’s car on your way to a vacation spot. You realize it’s going to be a while before you arrive at your destination, so the best thing you can do is kick back, relax and enjoy the view. Your instincts tell you you’ll be more comfortable if you put your feet up on the dash, but your friend is telling you otherwise.

Why would your friend tell you to take your feet off the dash? It’s likely not because you’ll damage or scuff their car. The consequences of having your feet on the dash can be much worse. Here’s what you should know:

Injuries in a car accident may be extreme if your feet are up

Having your feet on the dash may be one of the worst things a passenger can do in a car besides not wearing a seatbelt. 

If the car was in an accident, the airbag would likely go off and a passenger’s feet on the dash may end up getting pushed up and back, putting them in a potentially dangerous position – almost like a folding chair. Passengers may suffer far more injuries because of the physics behind a car crash. Passengers with their feet on the dash may slip beneath their seatbelts when the airbags go off, causing a large amount of damage to their internal organs.

Passengers who put their feet on the dash could be in extreme or fatal danger, leaving many victims with broken bones, paralyzation and severed limbs – so don’t do it, and don’t permit it in your car.

Many people may live their entire life without once getting injured in a wreck, but some people are unfortunately seriously or fatally injured after an auto accident. If that’s happened to your loved one, find out what it takes to get fair compensation.