By Dan Krantz and Alex LantierThe following article was originally published by The Washington Post on March 15, 2019, and is reprinted here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
Power chain braces are essential parts of a car’s powertrain.
They prevent chain-driven wheel-drive vehicles from spinning out of control when power surges in the system, and help prevent chain spurs from destroying fuel tanks.
Power chains are not new, but they’re now more widely used and affordable than they were in the past, thanks to technological advances that make them more durable.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2018, there were more than 1.5 million injuries related to power chain braces.
They were among the top 10 most common types of injuries suffered in the United States, with more than half of those injuries resulting in paralysis, and nearly half were due to the impact of the vehicle on the chain.
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 report on safety, however, found that, based on the most recent data available, the number of deaths related to vehicle chain-induced injuries in the U.S. increased from 7,000 in 2016 to 14,700 in 2018.
The majority of these injuries occurred in the front passenger seat, and one in four were caused by chain spurring.
But while most drivers don’t know that they’re using a power chain when they get into an accident, the vast majority of the people who are hurt in the accident are not wearing a power brace, even when they are.
As part of our Climate Desk initiative, we’re working to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a chain-free car.
Our goal is to educate people on the importance and safety of the chain in a safe environment.
To help make the most of your car’s potential, we’ve put together a list of common ways to wear a power belt in 2018:1.
Put the belt on during the first few minutes of driving.
This will prevent the chain from rotating out of place when you drive.
If you’re already wearing a safety belt, wear it as soon as you arrive in the car, so it can catch the belt and stop it from spinning.2.
Slip the belt around your neck to prevent it from moving.
You can also do this while driving.
You want to be able to move your neck without the belt moving.3.
Stand on the seatbelt buckle to avoid twisting.
This is easier to do when you’re standing.4.
When the car is stopped, use a belt strap to secure it to the car’s frame, preventing it from rotating.5.
If a power-assisted vehicle is involved in an accident and you are wearing a belt, use your own personal chain.6.
Remove the belt if you’re not comfortable with it.
This will help prevent any injuries from coming from the belt, and you can always wear it later.7.
Remove your belt if there is a problem with the belt’s tension.
If there is, you should replace the belt as soon in the future as possible.8.
Make sure you’re wearing the proper belt for the vehicle.
For example, if the belt is made of a metal, it may need to be replaced frequently.9.
Make your vehicle more fuel efficient by using a fuel-efficient power belt.
Some vehicles, such as hybrid cars, are equipped with an automatic transmission, which means the transmission automatically adjusts the belt when you apply more than one pull.
The belt will also automatically adjust itself after you’re finished applying the maximum amount of force.10.
If your vehicle breaks down, replace it as quickly as possible with a new one.
If you have any questions about how to properly wear a chain, or if you have questions about a specific problem, please contact the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s Safety and Security Division.