Well, what happens if you do get into an accident? Where does that leave your legs and body if the front of your car impacts something? Unfortunately, one woman found the answer out the hard way and is hoping her story will prevent someone else from having the same story.
Audra Tatum was a passenger in a car and always thought if she put her feet on the dash to relax and something was about to happen, she would have time to pull them back down to the floor. Turns out she was wrong. On a quick ride to pick up her kids, her car was hit. The airbag went off, throwing her foot up and breaking her nose. She ended up with a broken ankle and femur, along with a broken nose and shoulder.
Two years later, she is still trying to recover. Prior to the accident, she was an EMS. Now, she can't lift patients as needed or stand for many hours. The sad part is that doctors told her that if her feet were on the floor as they should be, she wouldn't have this issues.
So, the next time you are in a car and decide to sit indian style, put your foot out the window or sit any other way that is not the standard "butt in the seat, feet on the floor", I hope this story makes you think twice.