Power Window Switch Safety

Power windows are a nice feature and on almost every new car you can buy these days, even on the cheaper models. There’s a safe way and an unsafe way to control them, though.

2016_09_08_01.jpg

Rocker switches, as well as similar toggle switches, pose a bit of a safety hazard. It’s easy to accidentally cause the window to start going up, possibly causing part of you or someone else to get caught in the window when it goes up. Whenever I get into a car with this kind of switch I immediately notice them and think about their danger.

2016_09_08_02

Thankfully, the NHTSA banned rocker switches in 2006, requiring all new vehicles to use the safer design. Lever switches are almost impossible to activate unintentionally, and have been involved in very few injuries. Even with this design, as the driver be careful when operating windows other than your own if you have passengers in the car, so you don’t catch them in the window.


New blog posts every Monday and Thursday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

-Dan

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s