Here's What Happens to Your Cargo in a Crash

You'll never leave loose junk in your trunk again.


How often do you think about the stuff you put in your car's trunk? Probably not that often, but you should: If it's not secured properly, your luggage can easily become a deadly projectile in a crash.

This video from Switzerland's shows how the luggage in a hatchback, wagon or SUV gets thrown around in a head-on collision. All the airbags and seat belts in the world won't help you if you get a suitcase to the head.

It also doesn't matter that the Volkswagen Passat wagon in this video is old. Physics still apply, even in the safest cars of 2016. –leave a few in your lift-back's trunk. It's cheap insurance against a bad crash from being more painful.

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