Each year, over 15,000 people in the U.S. are killed from seat belts alone. Ironically, they aren’t as “safe” as car companies claim they are which begs the question, “Aren’t car safety features meant to protect us instead of cause deaths?”
When it comes to major road accidents especially, escaping an overturned or sinking car is nearly impossible on a time crunch.
Seat belt buckles tend to lock up in a car accident as a safety feature and car doors don’t necessarily work after a collision forcing you to evacuate through the window instead. With less than 30 seconds to escape, most people don’t make it out alive.
Therefore, having an emergency escape tool in the car is crucial to save your life.