For many road trippers, the second we hop into the passenger side of a vehicle, we get cozy by scooching down in our seats, rolling down the window, and popping our feet up on the dash. The reason? It's beyond risky.
The August 2, 2015, the accident left both cars practically totaled, but the passenger compartments largely intact.
Audra Tatum's husband warned her putting her feet up on the dashboard of the auto was a bad habit.
"The airbag went off, throwing my foot up and breaking my nose", Tatum, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, told CBS.
The force of the bag's expansion pushed her right leg towards her face so hard that her femur, ankle and nose were all nearly instantly broken.
She spent weeks in physical therapy and underwent multiple surgeries, but even after a month, she still couldn't walk. But after you read the potential hazards, you'll never think of it that way again - and here's why you should never actually take that relaxed position while traveling in a vehicle.
Two years later, she's still facing obstacles.
"I can't do my career as an EMS", she said. She always told him that she'd be able to put her feet down in time, but after actually enduring this scenario, she learned how wrong she was. "Once I'm at that four-hour mark I'm in tears", she told CBS. "It's took so much from me in life. and I'm still recovering", she said.
"Airbags deploy between 100 & 220 miles per hour", the post read.
EMERGENCY service authorities are warning people to keep their feet off their auto dashboards saying 'it could send your knees through your eye sockets'.
Two years later, Audra is still in recovery. There are plenty of stories about why it's not a good idea to put feet on the dashboard, but a fair warning: Don't search for those stories immediately after lunch.
Tatum said if she can save one person from sharing her story, "that would be wonderful".
Heidi LeAnne Finney wrote that she had her right foot on the dashboard when the driver of a auto she was in hit a stopped vehicle travelling at 65 miles per hour. "It did make me break my nose, but I could've hit the dash a whole lot harder without that airbag".