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shot of driverTom had his seatbelt on, but no shoulder harness in the old convertible. His face hit the steering column, which collapsed as designed, and only got a scratch on his nose.

With the lap belt and collapsible column you can impact up to about 50 miles an hour with minimal chance of fatality. Add the shoulder harness and its up to about 60 miles an hour.

Both Tom and the Volkswagon driver said they were going less than 35 MPH.