Wearing a lanyard while driving could cause you serious harm – Horror cash reveals danger

 Motorists could seriously injure themselves if they have a car crash and are wearing a lanyard  A horror crash has exposed the potential danger of a motorist wearing a lanyard while being the wheel  According to Dorset Police, if you remove your lanyard before setting off then you could greatly reduce the injuries you sustain  The police force issued the warning after a couple of drivers suffered greater injuries as a result of wearing the lanyard in a crash, reports SomersetLive Related articles SHOCKING crash near Trump SUV sparks safety concerns Car insurance ALERT – Most accident prone cars and how they can inc  In a Facebook post, Dorset Police Volunteers said: “There have been a couple of serious traffic accidents of note (not within Dorset Police) where the wearing of identity lanyards around the drivers’ necks has exacerbated the severity of the injuries sustained  “This type of accident is fortunately unlikely, however staff, officers and volunteers should be aware of the hazard and how to avoid it  “One driver was involved in a minor car accident and was wearing their company lanyard and pass  “The car airbag was deployed on impact and the force of the airbag caused the lanyard and pass to be pushed into the driver’s chest, causing a lung to collapse and requiring hospital treatment  Wearing a lanyard while driving could cause you harm if there was a crash (Image: GETTY)The airbag in the car hit the keys on the lanyard perforating the bowel (Image: GETTY) “Had the person not been wearing their lanyard and pass at the time, they would have most likely walked away relatively unscathed  “In another accident, a NHS worker stored a lot of keys on her lanyard for medicine cabinets, lockers etc  “She got into her car and was driving home, but did not remove her lanyard. “Unfortunately she also had a crash that triggered the airbag Motorists are advised to remove them before getting behind the wheel (Image: GETTY) “The force of the airbag caused the keys to perforate her bowel; she was in hospital for over 6 weeks and she has been off work now for 6 months ” Police are now issuing advice to people wearing lanyards:It is strongly advised that everyone removes their lanyards/staff passes when leaving the office for both safety and security reasonsMore notably, please remember to remove your lanyard whilst driving

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