Unsecured items in a vehicle from thermos to dogs to ski boots to people are a potential hazard. That is why a cage is required in gov't vehicles to carry tools behind the passenger seats. But I think skis may be the least of the potential hazards. They are long enough and heavy enough that, it seems to me, they are unlikely to rise straight up into the air and dash forward, especially if there is a bunch of stuff on top (duffel w ski clothes etc.). The duffels etc. will fly around. Sharp swerve/braking--I can't imagine my skis, extending from the front seat to the hatchback even moving. Rolling over yes. Rolling over and going over a cliff yes, especially if there is nothing on top of them. Any reports of decapitation from loose objects inside a car? Certainly some from unsecured truck loads flying off and going thru following car windshields. Any reports of injury from skis laying flat behind (or between) passenger seats? What about reports of injuries to following motorists from skis becoming unsecured on top of a vehicle? I'll bet the most ski-trip driving injuries are sustained when someone loses control of their vehicle with no skis involved.
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