Well secured seat-belts reduce the risk of a crash death by 61%.
Lowering average speed by 1 km/hr reduces number of crashes by 2%.
Did you know? The SAAB GT750 (Gran Turismo 750), launched in the late 1950's was the first car that had mandatory seat belts.
A fire sprinkler can douse flames completely in less than 1.5 minutes.
Vehicles sold in 80% of countries worldwide fail to meet basic safety standards.
Head rests can help avoid head injury in a crash if the level is adjusted correctly. The top of the head rest must be at level with your head and should align with the length of your head and neck. This way, your head will not be able to fly backwards in case of a crash.
A rear-facing car seat offers the safest protection for babies. It distributes the impact of a collision along the back of the car seat, protecting the baby’s fragile head and neck.
Most fire extinguishers empty in less than 30 seconds. If the fire is not out by then, leave the premises immediately.
Many stovetop fires can be safely extinguished without the use of a fire extinguisher. Slide a lid over the pot to smother the flames and turn off the stove.
The earliest known discovery of electricity was made by ancient Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus around 580 BC. He observed that rubbing a piece of amber against fur caused lightweight objects to stick to the amber - a principle of static electricity.
Electric shocks can be deadly or fatal because electricity directly affects the way your heart functions. Heart muscles contract when electric current runs through your body.
The word “electrocute” is a combination of the words electro and execute, meaning you were killed by electricity. So if you don’t die, you were not electrocuted, you received an electric shock.
Water doesn’t actually conduct electricity. Impurities in water are what make it conduct electricity.
Did you know? Printing inks, like those used in home printers, contain glymes. These industrial chemicals have been linked to developmental and reproductive damage.
Unrestrained rear-seat passengers often kill front-seat occupants who are restrained. This is because unrestrained passengers are often flung forward or sideward on impact.
LED traffic lights have led to car crashes and deaths in the past, since they emit too little heat to melt snow & ice, which block the lights.
Mandatory use of child restraints can reduce the chance of child deaths in car accidents by 35%.