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What is the part of the car designed to help the force of impact?


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June 22, 2017 2:20AM

The bumper is supposed to absorb impact. They used to be made of heavy metal like iron and they did the job. Todays bumpers are mostly plastic, decorative and useless for that purpose. Today we rely on air bags for that and seat belts.