What's wrong with putting your feet on the dashboard?

My mom always yells at me when I do it—but I have long legs and I need to stretch them out! What's wrong with stretching my muscles on long trips?

Answer
“I know people love to say parents know best, and in this case, it’s 100% true!
While putting your feet on the dashboard may be a comfortable position for you, it’s extremely dangerous. If you were to get into a car accident while your feet were on the dash, you could be fatally injured.
Depending on the type of accident, your legs could get crushed, or you might not be able to get out of the vehicle. If the airbag deploys, this could push your legs into your body and cause serious or fatal injuries.
Your mom is likely aware of the dangers when she says not to put your feet on the dash. Although it can seem unlikely that you’d get into a car accident, you never know.
Your mom might have medical coverage on her car insurance, so you might be protected if you’re in an accident. But this can be very expensive, while putting your feet down is free!
If your mom doesn’t have medical coverage and wants to look into it, tell her about the Jerry app. Jerry compares rates from the top providers and delivers the best deals to her phone in minutes. And the best part–Jerry does this for free.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Sep 10, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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