How To Survive A Car Crash

2020 15 دسامبر
383 895 بازدید

As car people, none of us want to be in a crash, but if it were to happen to you, would you be ready? in the this video we take an in depth look into the physics of a crash and the engineering that has gone in to keeping us all safe. the systems are immensely complex and well researched, from crumple zones, to air bag timing, to seat belt tensioners everything that works together to minimize injury in a crash has been developed over decades. Becky Mueller, Senior Research Engineer from the IIHS joins us to explain how crashes happen, show safety equipment works, and how you can stay safest in a crash.
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  • Any update on the up to speed episodes?

    Gabriel GaitanGabriel Gaitanپیش 7 ساعت
  • Whatches after crash

    Jaydon RJaydon Rپیش 3 روز
  • A different way to be immortal in a accident with a catch. "Get a monster truck, anyone thats near you will get as far away as possible to not get killed or decapitated." Just one more way "Be in a tank, its made out of strong metal and people avoid you so they dont get destroyed."

    Roblox 303Roblox 303پیش 5 روز
  • How about a loose seatbelt?

    Avonlea MontagueAvonlea Montagueپیش 5 روز
  • 3:45 Definitely dabbing.

    Avonlea MontagueAvonlea Montagueپیش 5 روز
  • Hmm! Hadn't thought of the car crumbling to actually be a safety feature.

    Avonlea MontagueAvonlea Montagueپیش 5 روز
  • Airbags ??? Never heard of them.

    Sova ASova Aپیش 7 روز
  • I wouldn't be alive if I wasn't wearing my seatbelt. That is definitely the answer.

    Anthony SaleiroAnthony Saleiroپیش 9 روز
  • Jerry looks like the lovechild between Tom Delongue and Andy Samberg

    FlingsquidzTVFlingsquidzTVپیش 9 روز
  • Uhh My car was made without seatbelts ... Guess I'll die

    Thomas KnightThomas Knightپیش 10 روز
  • Safety is cool 😎

    MacrossMacrossپیش 13 روز
  • Survived 5 flips in my Mazda Protege.

    Vector MaverickVector Maverickپیش 13 روز
  • Man I broke my leg on my 2 stroke I’m still in a cast!

    Roman JanusaitisRoman Janusaitisپیش 13 روز
  • Set times crashes are ironic my friends and I when camping he had his fishing Pole strapped to the top of his car I was joking the entire trip about the fishing Pole stabbing the in falling on a wall or driving one night we were driving around the campsite dodged a dear and up flipping car I landed on those fishing Poles and took a couple cooks in my head when the car flipped it was me that landed on the fishing holes of course the cars upside down and it does happen in the blink of an eye

    Luna RLuna Rپیش 13 روز
  • @9:15 I thought that was me 😂

    MiguelJG GonzalezMiguelJG Gonzalezپیش 16 روز
  • Forscan! You should make a video on software updates and modifications. What car companies allow it. Which don't. How tesla updates ther software... its the FUTURE. And you have an F150 so it would be perfect!

    Ricardo's WorkshopRicardo's Workshopپیش 16 روز
  • Just don’t die

    JpowerJpowerپیش 17 روز
  • me driving without airbags in my e30

    Hella BonesHella Bonesپیش 17 روز
  • So seatbelt and stuff, that's all good. But for driving position, would a normal, more comfortable position with about 30 deg of angle in your arms in respect to wheel be better or worse compared to a more racing oriented seating position where your arms are closer to 90 deg of angle? I have a 60-70 deg angle in my speed3 so I was just wondering, mathematically, which one would be safer?

    Neev DashNeev Dashپیش 18 روز
  • 2:57 That "Yo mama" joke hit good HAHA

    DaCrackyDaCrackyپیش 18 روز
  • 5:32 wouldn’t a 4 point harness have a chance of making you submarine (where you slide under the harness

    Zato's WorkshopZato's Workshopپیش 18 روز
  • 9:14, flatulence is always funny

    Steve DoeSteve Doeپیش 19 روز
  • Damn I really should get my airbag replaced

    20spray120spray1پیش 19 روز
  • I love the science'y videos! (this and the over-torqued bolts video) Wasn't expecting a Physics/ Structures class review, was super into it. Thanks!

    Richard AllenRichard Allenپیش 19 روز
  • Don't drink and drive and drive safely you won't respond in the hospital

    Darrell WillisDarrell Willisپیش 19 روز
  • Im pretty strong jerry

    Junior RamirezJunior Ramirezپیش 19 روز
  • 3:03 😂😂 good one

    Erik CruzErik Cruzپیش 19 روز
    • 9:05 who is this guy 😂😂

      Erik CruzErik Cruzپیش 19 روز
  • S drunk driver took my career, my car, and my mobility away, if you drink and drive you deserve the sentence if you're convicted

    Rogue RogerRogue Rogerپیش 19 روز
  • 2:45 airbag fail

    JohnJohnپیش 19 روز
  • That boxing glove 😂

    Tito BobitoTito Bobitoپیش 19 روز
  • You just summed up my 9 month AP physics class

    Jack SchmidJack Schmidپیش 19 روز
  • Dang, I thought this was a Thursday video.

    Jordan HohimerJordan Hohimerپیش 19 روز
  • roblox game: bonk the car is bedrock it doesnt bend bonk

    coding_firecoding_fireپیش 20 روز
  • How to survive crash in car don’t drive car drive big semi

  • Dah

    francis florezfrancis florezپیش 22 روز

    Jsjsjajansb DudhusjaJsjsjajansb Dudhusjaپیش 22 روز
  • Dude. It’s awesome to hear from a lady. Why is there not more content from chicks here?

    Jon PaiorJon Paiorپیش 22 روز
  • My car is a motorcycle so I’m fucked.

    Cannibal NectarCannibal Nectarپیش 23 روز
  • 8:04 i will ask Wish and Beerus to teach me ultra instict. Thanks

    maungteamaungteaپیش 24 روز
  • Gotta love the 2 strokes

    Jayden MartinezJayden Martinezپیش 24 روز
  • Watch out of ordering any of Donut Media products, I have ordered Boost Creeps hoodie more than a mont ago, still waiting for this. Meanwhile, they are not responding to my emails, they are also sent me tracking numbers that are not even exist. Scammers!!!

    Deus Ex MachinaDeus Ex Machinaپیش 24 روز
  • I can't believe a video like this even needs to be posted. Just wear your damn seat belt.

    Mitchell HaywardMitchell Haywardپیش 24 روز
  • My one tip on how to survive a car crash, don't crash

    JaimieJaimieپیش 25 روز
  • To keep yourself safe you need to go limp in a crash. Tensing up will increase the amount of injuries

    Flavia PitariuFlavia Pitariuپیش 25 روز
  • How to survive a crash Indosiar version : Scream

    ArzaHelkilporoArzaHelkilporoپیش 25 روز
  • If you see that you're about to be rear-ended at a stop light, should you press your head into the headrest to reduce whiplash?

    Cameron SoursCameron Soursپیش 26 روز
  • funny how I learn more Physics from a car channel than my teachers from school. America's education system needs to hire Donut.

    Tai NguyenTai Nguyenپیش 26 روز
  • 13:42 what if the seatbelt comes up and cuts your head off then what

    betvenom 903betvenom 903پیش 26 روز
  • So your saying I just gotta act like those test dummies during a crash. BET

    FealinqsFealinqsپیش 26 روز
  • Wtf was her headset lol

    Sullivan SeeleySullivan Seeleyپیش 26 روز
  • I’m going to test this

    Joshua NajeraJoshua Najeraپیش 26 روز
  • Jeremiah, can you tell why theres no american rider in motogp?

    フライドチキンフライドチキンپیش 26 روز
  • I thought it was about Romain Grosjean's crash. Still very informative.

    Daniel LucknerDaniel Lucknerپیش 26 روز
  • I've been in so many accidents in my life that I've trained my self to go limp in order to save myself if I can. Last one I was in my wife suffered bruises and a fracture from the seat belt but all I walked away with was some stitches from my hand hitting the windshield. Also had a crash in a 90 ford Taurus at 75mph had I not been wearing my seat belt I would have been a statistic

    John NickelJohn Nickelپیش 26 روز
  • How To Survive A Car Crash? Easy, Don't be in one the first place :)

    Audecious.Audecious.پیش 26 روز
  • If everyone drove station wagons we wouldn’t be having all these problems...

    A JA Jپیش 26 روز
  • Yes!it drives me crazy when I see people with their feet on the dash, and as a trucker, sometimes you see truckers doing it too

    Nunya BusinessNunya Businessپیش 27 روز
  • Way to go! What a sexy reveal. I guess it really is the simple. I always fasten my seatbelt, even if I drive two houses down (about an eighth mile down a dirt road).

    Sup FooSup Fooپیش 27 روز
  • Meanwhile in BeamNG:Left dpad

    DragonmasterDragonmasterپیش 27 روز
  • What happened to Bart from Donut?

    Noushat HossainNoushat Hossainپیش 27 روز
  • Didn't Mention Tires, but seat belts are crucial!

    Drift Ninja TVDrift Ninja TVپیش 27 روز
  • TLDR: Be a good driver and not get in an accident. If you find yourself in an accident, try ASAP, having a good car.

    براہمداغبراہمداغپیش 27 روز
  • I was lucky in my case, I wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, I landed in the footwell as the roof caved in, police and ambulance service said if I was wearing it I would have kept up right and broke my neck ,

    Anthony ComptonAnthony Comptonپیش 28 روز
  • I wear seat belt even when moviing a car. A survivour of 8 car crashes, I can attest. Great video

    Shazeem KhanShazeem Khanپیش 28 روز
  • Never owned a car with airbags still in it before so I guess it's good in all my close calls my body reacted before my mind and I just reflex maneuvered my car, or I'd have a bad time.

    Ryan AchataRyan Achataپیش 28 روز
  • Biggest safety tip .... don’t drive like a dickhead (unless your in Mexico)

    Rise AboveRise Aboveپیش 28 روز
  • DONUT MUST SEE! Deacceleration isn’t a thing!!!!!!! It’s negative acceleration.... I trusted you to know these things 😩🤌🏻

    Bry GBry Gپیش 28 روز
  • 1. Be predictable Signal properly, fucking pay attention to others and road conditions, don't drive erratically. If it's snowing, raining, foggy or congested slow down and keep distance. 2. Don't be intoxicated You're dumber and slower 3. Keep your distance So you can see, react, brake or evade. I fucking hate tailgating. But of course I sometimes do it when someone goes 30 in a 45. Again don't do that, be predictable. 4. Wear your seatbelt Cars are trying to protect a body shaped object that stays in a car seat not a projectile. My dad survived a crash and rollover without one with a Plymouth Duster. He said he was lucky. Always told me cars are better now and to wear it. 5. Don't have dangerous items in the cabin that could become projectiles in a crash or rollover. And strap your shit down in your trailer or truck bed. 6. Have clear visibility Working lights that are on, clean windows that don't fog up or are covered in ice so you can see the road and others can see you. 7. Assume everyone else is distracted, drunk, in a hurry and retarded. This also goes for overly courteous drivers. I once had a guy wave me through to the other side of the road. I ignored him and looked to make sure it was safe, only to see a car come flying by that would have t-boned me if I just trusted him. Also If you're cruising in a lane on the highway and someone comes speeding up, assume they'll probably fly by and erratically change lanes, just stay how you were unless they ride your ass. 8. Maintain your vehicle. Keep your brakes in good condition, the best tires you can afford with good tread and not dry rotted. Replace your lights when they go out. Don't drive on E all the time prepare for getting stuck in Winter or a flat tire on the side of the road. Or get AAA. This also goes for inspection, registration or license. I don't want a cop interested in my car because I'm out of date for some stupid reason. 9. If you can have a co-pilot for navigation, food, and cell phone communication so you don't drop your burger while typing your mom's address in and die. BONUS. Don't drive. Statistically it's one of the more dangerous things you can do everyday. You're much safer walking or flying to your destination. But fuck that driving is fun with the right car and road. And lastly don't drive like it's your last hotlop on the Nurburgring before retirement. Buy a helmet, get some driving lessons, and check out a drag strip, track day, or drift event. Or play Forza. ...others probably

    C4pt InsanoC4pt Insanoپیش 28 روز
  • i had 2 car crashes, one in 2015 and the second in 2016, since then im in rent, i cant go to work anymore and im 25... i didnt even speeded.

    Joe CaJoe Caپیش 28 روز
  • How to survive a car crash: Don't crash at all

    AskofuAskofuپیش 28 روز
  • 11:36 driver dummy gives baby dummy a solid elbow to the face

    HoovesHoovesپیش 29 روز
  • One thing most people don't realize, you have to have 12 inches at least between your chest and the steering wheel. My sister was driving around with the wheel a few inches in front of her. Like that would straight up crush you.

    Dark WarriorDark Warriorپیش 29 روز
  • I don’t need to worry about safety. I drive a Volvo 240

    Abraham CoonsAbraham Coonsپیش 29 روز
  • My 94' Mazda: What is safety?

    александр рудякалександр рудякپیش 29 روز
  • I crashed my motorcycle at 50 mph in to a SUV that was stationary to avoid hitting a j walker. 3 months ago. I walked away with a spranged ankle.

    Brandon JenningsBrandon Jenningsپیش 29 روز
  • That Volvo commercial should come out every time on ad's here, for the number one answer to this video: WEAR A GOD DAMN SEAT BELT" :D

    blr153289blr153289پیش 29 روز
  • How to survive a crash Step 1: buy a Renault Espace Step 2: drive 20mph

    The Unknown GamerThe Unknown Gamerپیش 29 روز
  • Not gonna lie Jeremiah I kinda miss B2B about cars.

    山内淳カイル山内淳カイルپیش 29 روز
  • Tuck and roll

    Shane MassaShane Massaپیش 29 روز
  • best way to survive is don't get in a crash- I KNOW that isn't always an option- but the way most people drive scares me- IDIOTS. Going to work in the morning ISN'T A RACE- just calm down people

    james curtisjames curtisپیش 29 روز
  • I tested my reaction time and got 0.23 secs. A T H L E T H I C S B R A I N

    Satrio ArifSatrio Arifپیش 29 روز
  • 1: wear a helmet 2: end of the video

    Hide and TweakHide and Tweakپیش ماه
  • 8:30-8:33 got it

    Allen HuseinovicAllen Huseinovicپیش ماه
  • It’s called inertia.

    K MaxxK Maxxپیش ماه
  • There are NO laws against wearing a helmet in a car.

    K MaxxK Maxxپیش ماه
  • Be predictable meaning drive at the flow of traffic. Going too fast or going too slow can both be dangerous.

    jasonsong86jasonsong86پیش ماه
  • Suzuki carry & Daihatsu grand max: Crumple zone:what is that?? Air bag:we don't need that, that's will make extra cost if we are carsh Retractable Seat belt:you mean this thing?this thing makes drivers can't move, Indonesian driver believe on their skills 😎😎

    fery dwysetyawanfery dwysetyawanپیش ماه
  • How to survive a car crash: Don’t crasg

    Matt VachonMatt Vachonپیش ماه
  • Ask any paramedic or cop they will tell you that drunks have an almost magical way of not getting injured in a car crash, but I personally think that being inebriated just numbs the pain and they just don't feel it at the moment. The next day after an accident, you are going to be stuff and sore regardless.

    Dumb fuck McDickinassDumb fuck McDickinassپیش ماه
  • Bro this dude taught me better then my teacher did in 20 minutes

    Romman sahakRomman sahakپیش ماه
  • Clear info, good editing and great video! Keep it up homies.

    Jeremy MassicotteJeremy Massicotteپیش ماه
  • "Modern cars aren't ridged" Cyber truck enters the room.

    War On MemesWar On Memesپیش ماه
  • B2B is basically the bigbrain Donut show really

    Spectacular SpaghettiSpectacular Spaghettiپیش ماه
  • Don’t worry buddy, I’ll make sure to wear my seatbelt. I tend to do it a little unorthodox tho. Ya see, i prefer to wrap my belt around my neck. Helps with whiplash. You should try it:) OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A JOKE

  • how long do you guys take to ship orders?? its been a month and I still havent received my sticker pack

    Eben Appiah-AgyekumEben Appiah-Agyekumپیش ماه
  • The Unknown Variable has evolved to the Unknown Jerriable

    NvrStpGamingNvrStpGamingپیش ماه
  • I wonder how many people were killed from 6x9 boxs that they just placed under their rear windows

    adam sadam sپیش ماه
  • When they said crash test dummy a pic of Nolan should have popped up

    adam sadam sپیش ماه
  • Speed doesn't kill , its the sudden stop at the end that kills you.. In all honesty, drunks survive crashs alot because they don't flinch and tense up and brace which is exactly what you DONT want to do

    adam sadam sپیش ماه
  • Becky cute asf ion go lie😛😏

    Joshua NeilsJoshua Neilsپیش ماه