MythBusters

Season 3 Episode 13

Killer Brace Position

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 22, 2005 on Discovery Channel
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Adam and Kari go to a local raceway and drive a skills course, while being distracted on the cell phone, and then after knocking back some beers, to find out which is more dangerous. And, in their own homemade mock airplane they test "the brace position."

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  • I'd want a beer to be a crash test dummy too...

    9.5
    So the cell phone while driving and drinking while driving myth was cool. I would have volunteered to help check that one out. These people are getting paid to drive trough an obstacle course, having fun. Then to finish off the day they get to get as close to legally drunk as they can and run the course again. With SFPD’s finest watching over them. Tough job. But a guess with all that fun comes some risks with other experiments. Like turning yourself into a human crash test dummy to test the brace position. They all limp off the “plane” with bleeding legs and bruises.moreless
  • Was the brace postion ment to kill you? Is driving with a cell-phone just as dangrous as drinking? Another great installment of Mythbusters!

    9.2
    I liked this episode. It was very cool, I thougth at first that the brace postion on airplanes was ment to kill you. it was on a news article that someone had died by the brace postion. I was amazed, and to see the result (And the mythbusters actualy doing it as well) was very cool. In this epsiode, the Mythbusters got new members to the "Abuse family" which was pretty funny. Does a cell-phone case as much destruction as drinking? Yup, no one can focus on the phone and on the road. The thing is that someone can stop using a cell-phone when something is happening on the road while someoen drink might crash into the thing happening on the road. So drink is more dangrous, but there both as deadly. Very great, another great installment.moreless
  • No tests were done on the stomach area on the episode,killer brace position.I feel that Buster could have received major internal injuries to this area,or even been torn in half due to the seatbelt especially after his leg came off.moreless

    9.3
    I enjoyed the killer brace position episode but feel that more testing should be done on the stomach area,as already revealed,the airlines would rather pay on a death than ongoing medical expenses,and I feel that death could happen due to the seatbelt,either through major internal injuries or being torn in half.Considering the

    force of the seatbelt against the stomach in the mock crash,it looked like,at the least,there would have been major internal injuries.There could be viewers who take notice of the results of your tests,so maybe more tests could be done on the stomach area

    Christine Bennettmoreless

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