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Wearing a lanyard while driving

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:03 am
by Arzosah
This came up in my facebook feed (from My Cousin The Retired Colonel) and seems genuine: https://nursingnotes.co.uk/police-warn- ... n-driving/

"Don't do it", is basically the message - its said that of the women mentioned in the article, one ended up with a collapsed lung, and one had a perforated bowel.

Re: Wearing a lanyard while driving

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:17 pm
by grenfell
Reading that report it looks like the problems occur when the airbag goes off . Must admit it's something I'd never considered. I'd imagine having something solid in a shirt chest pocket would cause similar injuries?

Re: Wearing a lanyard while driving

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:24 am
by Arzosah
That's a good point, grenfell - I'm guessing people don't often have pockets in that positioning, but thinking about it ... if it was one of us doing a bug-home, bug-out, emergency hospital visit, we might be carrying other things round our necks - map case, big set of keyrings, a group of flash drives, whatever. Same thing might happen, to passengers as well.

Re: Wearing a lanyard while driving

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:31 pm
by pseudonym
That's me buggered with my glasses then. :o

Re: Wearing a lanyard while driving

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 4:48 pm
by grenfell
Arzosah wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:24 am
That's a good point, grenfell - I'm guessing people don't often have pockets in that positioning, but thinking about it ...
I tend to wear those check shirts which come with chest pockets . I used to put my phone in when I was working until I learnt the lesson not to lean over a fish pond ...perhaps I should have done more thinking about it...

Re: Wearing a lanyard while driving

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:31 pm
by Arzosah
It's a poser, isn't it! I've realised what it reminds me of: when my sister's driving and needs to lower the shade because of sun in her eyes, she always tilts it 180 degrees from its resting position towards the roof, she doesn't just pull it down 90 degrees. It means that if she *is* in a crash, the shade won't poke her eyes out. Pretty sure she learned that from her husband, who was ex-military.

Re: Wearing a lanyard while driving

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:32 am
by featherstick
Side note - I see a lot of cyclists wearing heavy chains and padlocks across the chest and over one shoulder, or around their waist. The damage they would cause in an accident would be horrific - imagine a shunt when you land with your full body weight on a small piece of steel.