Sie sind auf Seite 1von 5

Safety Features of the Ford

Fiesta
FRONT, SIDE, OVERHEAD AND KNEE AIRBAGS

In the case of a car crash, airbags act to reduce the force of an
impact on the driver or passengers by spreading the force of the
impact across a larger area, thus lessening the force on any
particular part of the body. It also increases the duration of the
impact time, thus decreasing the momentum per unit time, and
so decreasing the overall impact force on the person.
FRONT CRUMPLE ZONE
The crumple zone creates a buffer zone around the car, helping
to reduce the impact time, thus reducing the momentum per unit
time and so reducing the overall impact force on the actual body
of the car, where the people are. Also, it helps to spread the
impact force over a larger area and away from the passengers in
the car, thus reducing the actual impact force on the people
inside the car.
SEATBELTS
Like all cars, the Ford Fiesta has seatbelts fitted on all seats.
Seatbelts increase the impact time, thus reducing the momentum
per unit time and so reducing the overall impact force. In the front
seats, the Ford Fiesta also has Seatbelt Pretensioners, which, in
the case of a crash, will tighten the belt almost instantaneously,
stopping the motion of the front driver and passenger so they
dont fly out of the windscreen. For the front passenger and
driver, the car also has seatbelt sensors to ensure that the driver
and front passenger are wearing their seatbelts whilst the car is
in motion.
THE END.