Police Warning about driving whilst wearing a lanyard

The Police have advised motorists not to wear work passes on lanyards whilst driving due to the risk of serious injury if an airbag deploys in an accident.

The warning comes after a driver, who was involved in a minor car accident, sustained a collapsed lung after the force of the airbag pushed the lanyard and pass into their chest.  In another accident, an NHS worker’s bowel was perforated from keys attached to their lanyard.

The Police in Dorset in have advised drivers to remove their lanyards and work passes when leaving the office and, where possible, use breakaway lanyards that unclip themselves if caught or struck.