• NHTSA is warning drivers not to put these decals on your steering wheel
  • They're cute but could become a hazardous projectile in a crash
  • What to do if you already have this decoration in your vehicle

NHTSA is Warning Arizona Drivers of This Safety Hazard

We love our cars. It's fun to make your car beautiful with special accessories. They give our ride a special flare which makes them uniquely ours.

We love to make our cars beautiful. Some decorations could be dangerous
We love to make our cars beautiful. Some decorations could be dangerous. // Canva
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A website called Practical Perfection has some great suggestions for accessorizing your car. Sparkly car coasters in the cup holder, a small suncatcher hanging from the rearview mirror, and a decorative air freshener. These are all wonderful ways to make your car beautiful and fun!

There is one new trend, however, that could pose a safety risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is advising against this sparkly new trend.

Blingy, Bedazzling, and Sparkly Stickers Are Not Safe in Your Car

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a new warning:

Warning: applying decorative decals, such as rhinestones, on steering wheels can cause significant injury or death.

This simple design could become a projectile in a crash if the airbag deploys
This simple design could become a projectile in a crash if the airbag deploys // Canva
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Why Bedazzling Your Steering Wheel is Dangerous

Rhinestone decals may look cute in the center of your steering wheel or on the passenger-side dashboard, but they could be deadly.

Experts warn Arizona drivers to remove this from your car immediately.
If you have a rhinestone design on your steering wheel, it could becomea safety hazard. // Canva
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If the airbags deploy in a crash, the force can turn those beautiful, glittering gems into a dangerous projectile, and can result in serious harm.

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Why It Matters

The NHTSA reported that at least one driver lost sight in one eye. The rhinestones dislodged from her steering wheel when her airbag deployed during a crash, causing permanent injury.

Experts warn Arizona drivers to remove this from your car immediately.
Make sure your airbag can deploy safely in a crash // Canva
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The NHTSA is advising drivers not to purchase rhinestone steering wheel decals for any type of vehicle. If you already have them, you should remove them immediately.

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