2021-02-23 23:25:17 UTC
as a result of his accident today.
It's just speculation at this point, but a
dirty little secret with auto airbags are the
knee airbags below the steering wheel.
They have the unfortunate tendency to
break your lower legs when deployed.
Get well soon Tiger~
Needless Knee Airbags May Cause More Harm Than Good, Study Says
In the driver-side small overlap front test — one of five
intensive crash tests that factor into IIHS’ Top Safety Pick
and Top Safety Pick Plus crashworthiness awards — knee airbags
were associated with an increased risk for lower leg and
right femur injuries.
Investigation of the Safety Effects of Knee Bolster Air Bag
Deployment in Similar Real-World Crash Comparisons
However, increases in proximal tibia/fibula and foot/ankle
fractures were observed in KBAB occupants