May 3, 2004
Unsecured items can act as missiles in collision
Toronto, Ontario – Unsecured cargo – luggage, sports gear, tools, groceries, or even pets – can be lethal under the sudden deceleration of a collision, reports a study by Volvo. Something that normally weighs 13.6 kg (30 lbs.) becomes a dangerous weapon weighing 590 kg (1,300 lbs.) in an abrupt stop from 96 km/h (60 mph).