The Potential Dangers Of Automatic Car Windows And How A Roll Of Paper Towels Can Help


As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your child safe. This applies to all aspects of your child’s life, including taking your child for a walk. You know the importance of seat belts and car seats, but are you aware of the hidden dangers of automatic vehicle windows?

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Janette Fennell, founder and president of the Organization for Child and Car Safety, reveals that it only takes 22 pounds of force to crush a child’s windpipe. It’s pretty scary that the electric windows in all our vehicles have 30 to 80 pounds of force. Many vehicles are also equipped with the “one-up” feature, which consists of pushing the auto window button up so that the window automatically lifts to the top.

Janette set out to test whether her vehicle’s windows had an “auto-reverse” function. She recommended placing a roll of paper towels on the window frame and pressing the window up button. Some car windows will feel like something is bothering them and will automatically roll down.