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Old 09-29-2007, 11:39 AM
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Is a car's front passenger seat more dangerous than the drivers?

Are you statistically more likely to be injured or killed in a car crash if you're in the driver's seat or the front passengers?

Can't find any cites, but Mum said that this was information passed on by a police officer or fireman to her. This is in addition to her infamous "if that road had been wet/covered in ice/mud/landmines you would have crashed" statements, so bear that in mind.

It never made much sense to me, the driver having the steering wheel right in front of them to knock themselves out on or get trapped under. I considered that drivers usually have an airbag on lower levels of trim when a passenger might not have, does that sound sensible as an answer?