Disturbing Crash Test Footage Shows Why You Should Strap Down Luggage in Your Car

You obviously need to strap down the luggage you put on the roof of your car, but as this crash test footage from Switzerland’s Dynamic Test Center shows, you might also want to strap down the bags in the back of your station wagon. In an impact, pieces of luggage becomes flying missiles targeted at the vehicle’s passengers.


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I strap down everything except the first aid kit, so that when I collide with a wall like that it conveniently flies directly into the back of my head and I can get right to work patching up any surviving family members. I’ve always been a planner