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WATCH: Semi truck crash test demonstrates the importance of seatbelts


A manufacturing company in Indiana tests the importance of seat belts in a semi truck crash in this brutal video. 

In the clip, a shiny blue bobtail heads straight for “the largest barrier block in the world,” smashing the nose of the cab and sending the unstrapped crash dummies flying into the dashboard. 

While this crash test is interesting, it left many viewers with questions about what would happen to the dummies if they had been hauling a fully loaded trailer. 

“Coming from a commercial driver, how about a 70mph crash test with a loaded trailer and a gross weight of 80,000 pounds?” questioned one. 

“Now test it again with a full load…” agreed another. 

Check it out for yourself, below. And don’t forget your seatbelt!


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